Historical Linguistics 1999

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This is a selection of papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held August 9-13, 1999, at the University of British Columbia. From the rich program and the many papers given during this conference, the present twenty-three papers were carefully selected to display the state of current research in the field of historical linguistics.show more

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  • Hardback | 401 pages
  • 154.94 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110648
  • 9781588110640

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. How far has far from become grammaticalized? (by Akimoto, Minoji); 3. Recent advances in the reconstruction of the Proto-Munda verb (by Anderson, Gregory D.S.); 4. Multivariable reanalysis and phonological split (by Aski, Janice M.); 5. Are old English conjunct clauses really verb-final? (by Bech, Kristin); 6. Alternation according to person in Italo-Romance (by Bentley, Delia); 7. On ablaut and aspect in the history of Aramaic (by Bubenik, Vit); 8. Language change and the phonological lexicon of Korean (by Cho, Young-mee Yu); 9. Animals and vegetables, Uto-Aztecan noun derivation, semantic classification, and cultural history (by Dakin, Karen); 10. Gradience and linguistic change (by Denison, David); 11. Distinctive vowel length in Old French: Evidence and Implications (by Gess, Randall); 12. Remains of a submerged continent: Preaspiration in the languages of northwest Europe (by Hansson, Gunnar Olafur); 13. Rapid change among expletive polarity items (by Hoeksema, Jack); 14. The conversational factor in language change: From prenominal to postnominal demonstratives (by Manoliu, Maria M.); 15. On the origin of the Portuguese inflected infinitive: A new perspective on an enduring debate (by Martins, Ana Maria); 16. Innovation of the indirect reflexive in Old French (by Miller, D. Gary); 17. Lexical forces shaping the evolution of grammar (by Mithun, Marianne); 18. Why "me" and "thee"? (by Nichols, Johanna); 19. The English s-genitive: Animacy, topicality and possessive relationship in a diachronic perspective (by Rosenbach, Anette); 20. Default inheritance hierarchies and the evolution of inflectional classes (by Stump, Gregory T.); 21. On the eve of a new paradigm: The current challenges to comparative linguistics in a Kuhnian perspective (by Tarpent, Marie-Lucie); 22. Modeling koineization (by Tuten, Donald N.); 23. Coreference in the Popolocan languages (by Veerman-Leichsenring, Annette); 24. Atlantis Semitica: Structural contact features in Celtic and English (by Vennemann, Theo); 25. Index of languages and language families; 26. Index of names; 27. Index of subjectsshow more