Title: Principes fonctionnels (dans l'explication) du changement linguistique
Other Titles: [Functional principles (in the explanation) of linguistic change]
Authors: Swiggers, Pierre ×
Verleyen, Stijn #
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Presses universitaires de France
Series Title: La Linguistique vol:38 issue:2 pages:105-115
Abstract: This article examines the role and explanatory power of functional principles in diachronic linguistics. The notion of "function" in Martinet's linguistic theorizing and practice is a central one. It is directly linked to the concept of language as a communicative system; oppositions within the system are to be seen in terms of their overall communicative yield. The factor of functional yield is crucial to our understanding of the process and direction of linguistics change.
Description: Departement Linguïstiek. Subfaculteit Letteren Campus Kortrijk. Griekse studies (OE)
ISSN: 0075-966X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Comparative, Historical and Applied Linguistics, Leuven
Linguistics Research Unit, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Greek Studies, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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