Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Research on Old French: The State of the Art

Editors: Arteaga, Deborah L (Ed.)

  • Covers a broad scope of topics ranging from corpus-based studies to theoretical approaches to Old French  
  • Provides an insight into both diachronic and synchronic linguistics   Includes contributions from global specialists in a wide variety of topics related to Old French​
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The present volume presents scholarly study into Old French as it is practiced today, in all of its forms, within a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Optimality Theory to Minimalism to Discourse Analysis.  Many of the chapters are corpus-based, reflecting a new trend in the field, as more electronic corpora become available. The chapters contribute to our understanding of both the synchronic state and diachronic evolution, not only of Old French, but of language in general. Its breadth is extensive in that contributors pursue research on a wide variety of topics in Old French focusing on the various subsystems of language.   All examples are carefully glossed and the relevant characteristics of Old French are clearly explained, which makes it uniquely accessible to non-specialists and linguists at all levels of training. ​

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“The editor aims to provide insight into both diachronic and synchronic linguistics, not only of Old French, but of language in general. All examples are glossed and the relevant characteristics of Old French are clearly explained, in order to direct the book not only at linguists and graduate students who specialize in Old French, but also at linguists who conduct research in historical linguistics in other languages … . This is a book that will be gratefully used by many scholars and researchers … .” (Catharina Peersman, The Linguist List, September, 2013)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arteaga, Deborah

    Pages 1-15

  • A Diachronic View of Old French Genitive Constructions

    Arteaga, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 19-44

  • Grammaticalization in Progress in Old French: Indefinite Articles

    Carlier, Anne

    Pages 45-60

  • Null Objects in Old French

    Donaldson, Bryan

    Pages 61-86

  • Compensatory Lengthening in Historical French: The Role of the Speaker

    Gess, Randall

    Pages 87-105

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research on Old French: The State of the Art
Editors
  • Deborah L Arteaga
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
88
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4768-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4768-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4767-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8215-9
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 384
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