rate of language change

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv at wxs.nl
Tue Jan 26 20:18:05 UTC 1999

"H. Mark Hubey" <HubeyH at Mail.Montclair.edu> wrote:

>Has there been any syntactic change?

Sure.  Colloquial French has been interpreted as VSO (e.g. in the
database of Johanna Nichols' "Linguistic Diversity in Space and
Time", based on Stephen J. Matthews 1989 "French in Flux", in:
Walsh, Thomas J. "Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches to
Linguistic Variation and Change", and Martin Harris 1978 "The
Evolution of French Syntax: a Comparative Approach").

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
mcv at wxs.nl

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