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2013 | 61 | 6: Językoznawstwo |
Article title

A Discussion of Some Possible Stages in the Evolution of Syntax

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PL
Dyskusja nad kilkoma możliwymi etapami ewolucji syntaksy
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Abstracts
EN
This paper provides an overview of some possible stages in the evolution of syntax. It is argued, following Heine & Kuteva (2007), Jackendoff (1999), Johansson (2005), and Burling (2002), that syntax developed gradually through clearly identifiable developmental stages, not as maintained by Bickerton (1990) in one fell swoop.
PL
Niniejszy artykuł zawiera przegląd możliwych etapów w ewolucji syntaksy. Autorka twierdzi, opierając się m.in. na badaniach takich uczonych, jak: Heine & Kuteva (2007), Jackendoff (1999), Johansson (2005) i Burling (2002), że syntaksa rozwijała się stopniowo, a nie jak utrzymuje Bickerton (1990) za jednym zamachem.
Contributors
  • School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle UniversityPercy Building Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, malgorzata.krzek@ncl.ac.uk
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