This can be a choice of state of the art papers within the box of syntactic reconstruction. It treats a variety of issues that are consultant of present debates in ancient syntax. the newness and advantage of the current e-book is, the editors think, that, not like so much earlier paintings on diachronic syntax, it combines the views of the conventional philological learn on syntactic reconstruction with the insights of recent syntactic thought, because it is emphasized within the Foreword by means of Giuseppe Longobardi. the quantity comprises articles by way of well-recognized researchers in ancient linguistics with a spotlight on syntactic switch. within the current quantity syntactic reconstruction is mentioned from quite a few angles, together with ancient linguistics, phenomena of language touch, generative ways in addition to typological and variationist learn. within the articles, languages from a various variety of households are mentioned, together with Indo-European, North and South Caucasian, Sino-Tibetan, and Turkic.

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