Historical Linguistics 2001

Historical Linguistics 2001 : Selected papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001

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This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax.
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  • Hardback | 442 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113728
  • 9781588113726

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1. Contributor's addresses; 2. Preface; 3. Language contact and language change in Amazonia (by Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y.); 4. Grammaticalization and the historical development of the genitive in Mainland Scandinavian (by Askedal, John Ole); 5. Beyond the comparative method? (by Campbell, Lyle); 6. The transition from early to modern Portuguese: An approach from historical sociolinguistics (by Carvalho, Maria Jose); 7. Isomorphism and language change (by Conradie, C. Jac); 8. From purposive/future to present: Shifting temporal categories in the Pilbara languages of north west Western Australia (by Dench, Alan); 9. The formation of periphrastic perfects and passives in Europe: An areal approach (by Drinka, Bridget); 10. The grammaticalization of movement: Word order change in Nordic (by Faarlund, Jan Terje); 11. Paths of development for modal meanings: Evidence from the Finnic potential mood (by Forsberg, Hannele); 12. On degrammaticalization (by Heine, Bernd); 13. Process inhibition in historical phonology (by Honeybone, Patrick); 14. Reconsidering the canons of sound-change: Towards a 'Big Bang' theory (by Janda, Richard D.); 15. Case in Middle Danish: A double content system (by Jensen, Eva Skafte); 16. The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems (by Kikusawa, Ritsuko); 17. Morphological reconstruction as an etymological method (by Koch, Harold); 18. Labovian principles of vowel shifting revisited: The short vowel shift in New Zealand English and Southern Chinese (by Chun-fat, Lau); 19. Conventional implicature and language change: The cyclic evolution of the emphatic pronouns in Romanian (by Manoliu, Maria M.); 20. The rise of IPs in the History of English (by Osawa, Fuyo); 21. From subject to object: Case studies on Finnish (by Pekkarinen, Heli); 22. Meaning change in verbs: The case of strike (by Riemer, Nicholas); 23. Borrowing as a tool for grammatical optimization in the history of German brand names (by Ronneberger-Sibold, Elke); 24. Pragmatic relevance as cause for syntactic change: The emergence of prepositional complementizers in Romance (by Schulte, Kim); 25. Early Nordic language history and modern runology: With particular reference to reduction and prefix loss (by Schulte, Michael); 26. On the interpretation of early evidence for ME vowel-change (by Stenbrenden, Gjertrud Flermoen); 27. On the reflexes of Proto-Germanic ai: The spellings ie, ei and ey in Middle Dutch (by Reenen, Pieter van); 28. Index
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