Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Stanford, March 26–30 1979

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The studies in this volume are revised versions of a selection from the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, held at Stanford University on 26–30 March 1979. Papers at this conference, and in this volume, treat aspects of all current topics in historical linguistics, including topics that are only recently considered relevant, such as acquisition, structure, and language use.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 14]  1980.  x, 437 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
v
preface
1–6
Typology as instigator and regulator of linguistic change
Eugene Holman
7–16
Explaining universals and their exceptions
Lyle Campbell
17–26
Continuity of transmission and genetic relationship
Sarah G. Thomason
27–35
Chance cognition: A probabilistic model and decision procedure for historical inference
John S. Justeson and Laurence D. Stephens
37–45
Redundancy as explanation in historical linguistics
William M. Christie, Jr.
47–51
The structure of meaning in semiotic perspective
Michael Shapiro
53–59
Pragmatic and sociolinguitsic bias in semantic change
Flora Klein-Andreu
61–74
The marking of definiteness: A diachronic perspective
Martin B. Harris
75–86
A functional approach to syntactic reconstruction
Marianne Mithun
87–96
Implications of pre-complementizers with hittite šak-/šek- ‘know’
Carol F. Justus
97–106
On word order in irish
Anders Ahlqvist
107–113
Marked and unmarked word order in old norse
Marit Christoffersen
115–121
An analysis of the rise of SOV patterns in dutch
Marinel Gerritsen
123–136
Developments in the dutch left-dislocation structures and the verb-second constraint
Frank Jansen
137–149
from passive too active in kurdish via the ergative construction
Theodora Bynon
151–163
On the loss of a rule of syntax
Alice C. Harris
165–171
The development of accusative-infinitive constructions
W.J. Pepicello
175–182
Syntactic diffusion
Mario Saltarelli
183–191
infinitival complements to verbs of motion in ontarian and quebec french
Michael Canale, Raymond Mougeon and Édouard Beniak
193–198
Verb compounds in greek: the elimination of a transformational rule
Geoffrey C. Horrocks
199–209
The role of perception in restructuring and relexicalization: two case histories
Robert K. Herbert
211–220
the evolution of clitics
Robert J. Jeffers and Arnold M. Zwicky
221–231
Circumfixes and typological change
Joseph H. Greenberg
233–241
On the decline of declensional systems: the overall loss of OE nominal case inflections and the ME reanalysis of — es as his
Richard D. Janda
243–252
Conditions on object marking: stages in the history of the east slavic Genitive-accusative
Emily Klenin
253–257
Reduction of case markers in Lithuanian: data for discussion
Janine K. Reklaitis
259–271
Analogy and inflectional affix replacement
Max W. Wheeler
273–283
Russian conjugation: Acquisition and evolutive change
Henning Andersen
285–301
Sound change and child language
Marilyn Vihman
303–320
The fluctuating intensity of a ‘sound law’
Yakov Malkiel
321–330
Linguistic reasons for phonetic archaisms in romance
Roger Wright
331–337
Early intervocalic voicing in tuscan
Dieter Wanner and Thomas D. Cravens
339–347
The transition problem: lexical diffusion vs. variable rules
John Reighard
349–354
Lexical alternation and the history of english: evidence from an urban vernacular
James Milroy
355–362
Pragmatic features and phonological change
Martha Laferriere
363–369
Tonal accents in basque and greek
Alice Wyland Grundt
371–379
Acquisition and development of “gastarbeiterdeutsch” by migrant workers and their children in germany
Carol W. Pfaff
381–395
Pidginization and foreigner talk: chinese pidgin russian
Johanna Nichols
397–407
Concluding statement
Paul Kiparsky
409–417
Index of names
419–428
Index of languages
429–432
Index of subject matter
433–437
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