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  • A Historical Syntax of Late Middle Indo-Aryan (Apabhraṃśa)by Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00

    This monograph aims to close the gap in our knowledge of the nature and pace of grammatical change during the formative period of today’s Indo-Aryan languages. During the 6th-12th c. the gradual erosion of the synthetic morphology of Old Indo-Aryan resulted ultimately in the remodelling of its syntax in the direction of the New Indo-Aryan analytic... more...

  • From Case to Adpositionby John Hewson; Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 195.00

    In the historical development of many languages of the IE phylum the loss of inflectional morphology led to the development of a configurational syntax, where syntactic position marked syntactic role. The first of these configurations was the adposition (preposition or postposition), which developed out of the uninflected particle/preverbs in the older... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Indo-European Languagesby John Hewson; Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 195.00

    This monograph presents a general picture of the evolution of IE verbal systems within a coherent cognitive framework. The work encompasses all the language families of the IE phylum, from prehistory to present day languages. Inspired by the ideas of Roman Jakobson and Gustave Guillaume the authors relate tense and aspect to underlying cognitive processes,... more...

  • Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languagesby Vit Bubenik; John Hewson; Sarah Rose

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The product of a group of scholars who have been working on new directions in Historical Linguistics, this book is focused on questions of grammatical change, and the central issue of grammaticalization in Indo-European languages. Several studies examine particular problems in specific languages, but often with implications for the IE phylum as a whole.... more...

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