Historical Linguistics 2003

Historical Linguistics 2003

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This volume consists of 19 papers presented at the 16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, which was held in August 2003 in Copenhagen and drew the largest number of participants and the widest array of languages that this important biannual conference has ever had. As with previous volumes, the papers selected cover a wide range of subjects besides the core areas of historical linguistics, and this time include studies on ethnolinguistics, grammaticalisation, language contact, sociolinguistics, and typology. The individual languages treated include Brazilian Portuguese, Chukchi, Korean, Danish, English, German, Greek, Japanese, Kok-Paponk, Latin, Newar, Old Norse, Romanian, Seneca, Spanish, and Swedish. The volume reflects the state of the art both empirical and theoretical - in Historical Linguistics today, and shows the discipline to be as flourishing and capable of new advances as ever.show more

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  • Hardback | 331 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115860
  • 9781588115867

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1. Preface; 2. Typological reflections on loss of morphological case in Middle Low German and in the Mainland Scandinavian languages (by Askedal, John Ole); 3. Ethnoreconstruction in Kok-Paponk (by Black, Paul); 4. Rraising verbs vs. auxiliaries (by Boye, Kasper); 5. On the origin of the final unstressed [i] in Brazilian and other varieties of Portuguese: New evidence in an enduring debate (by Carvalho, Maria Jose); 6. Socio-historical evidence for copula variability in rural Southern America (by Clements, Gaillynn D.); 7. Main Stress Left in Early Middle English (by Dresher, B. Elan); 8. Some dialectal, sociolectal and communicative aspects of word order variation and change in Late Middle English (by Eitler, Tamas); 9. Using Universal Principles of Phonetic Qualitative Reduction in Grammaticalization to explain the Old Spanish Shift from ge to se (by Enrique-Arias, Andres); 10. The origin of transitive auxiliary verbs in Chukotko-Kamchatkan (by Fortescue, Michael); 11. Grammaticalisation and Latin (by Fruyt, Michele); 12. Paths of semantic extension: From cause to beneficiary and purpose (by Luraghi, Silvia); 13. Vanishing discourse markers: Lat. et vs. sic in Old French and Old Romanian (by Manoliu, Maria M.); 14. From ditransitive to monotransitive structure in the history of the Spanish language. Reanalysis of objects: A case of incorporation and monotransitivization (by Ortiz Ciscomani, Rosa Maria); 15. Reflexive intensification in Spanish: Toward a complex reflexive? (by Pedersen, Johan); 16. Modern Swedish bara: From adjective to conditional subordinator (by Rosenkvist, Henrik); 17. Nordic prefix loss and metrical stress theory with particular reference to ga- and bi - (by Schulte, Michael); 18. The origin and development of lar, a modal epistemic in Swedish (by Svensson, Gudrun); 19. The development of the Spanish verb ir to an auxiliary of voice (by Vinther, Thora); 20. The development of continuous aspect (by Watanabe, Kazuha); 21. Indexshow more

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