The Fate of Mood and Modality in Language Death
Evidence from Minor Finnic
Aims and Scope
Research into the “grammar of language death” is often biased toward formal processes (e.g. paradigmatic levelling). In this study the author changes the perspective and shows that the relative susceptibility of linguistic elements to loss, change and innovation in language death circumstances can be dependent on meaning and thus organized along semantic notions rather than along structure.
- xix, 385 pages
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
- Type of Publication:
- Language Death; Modality; Mood; Finnic Languages