Historical Linguistics 1995

Volume 2: Germanic linguistics

Selected papers from the 12th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Manchester, August 1995

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The Twelfth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, which is the major forum for the presentation of work in progress in the field of diachronic linguistics, took place at the University of Manchester in August 1995. The quality and breadth of the abstracts submitted for the general programme was such that four parallel sessions were needed throughout the conference. The present volume contains selected papers which deal with the Germanic languages. A companion volume, edited by J.C. Smith and Delia Bentley, contains papers on general problems in historical linguistics and studies of non-Germanic languages. The conference reflected the current health of diachronic linguistics. There were more papers and more participants than at past conferences, and the discussion covered a broader range of languages than hitherto.
Sometimes it has been possible to isolate a particular preoccupation which has dominated much of the conference; but the overall impression to be gained from the Manchester meeting was one of stimulating diversity — the discipline appears to be moving forward on many fronts simultaneously, yet without losing focus. This stimulating diversity is well reflected in this important collection.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
vii
A corpus study of would + have + past-participle
Joyce Tang Boyland
1
From modal auxiliary to lexical verb: the curious case of Pennsylvania German wotte
Kate Burridge
19
A subject-verb agreement hierarchy: evidence from analogical change in modern English dialects
Carol Chapman
35
Language change as reranking of constraints
Young-mee Yu Cho
45
Loss of prototypical meanings in the history of English semantics or semantic redeployment
Xavier Dekeyser
63
How a man changed a parameter value: the loss of SOV in Estonian subclauses
Martin Ehala
73
Some constraints on the borrowability of syntactic features (and why none of them work)
Kimberley Farrar
89
On the (non)loss of polarity sensitivity: Dutch ooit
Jack Hoeksema
101
The development of secondary stress in Old English
John Hutton
115
Morphological restructuring: the case of Old English and Middle English verbs
Dieter Kastovsky
131
Backdating the English Constraint Grammar Parser for the analysis of English historical texts
Merja Kytö and Atro Voutilainen
149
Vowel variation in Proto-Germanic ai in 16th and 17th-century Holland
Arjan van Leuvensteijn
167
Language prescription: a success in failure's clothing?
Sharon Millar
177
Reconstructing the social dimension of diachronic language change
Terttu Nevalainen and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
189
Grammaticalization versus reanalysis: the case of possessive constructions in Germanic
Muriel Norde
211
Word frequency and lexical diffusion in English stress shifts
Betty S. Phillips
223
Post-verbal complements in Old English
Susan Pintzuk
233
Semantic stability in derivationally related words
Renate Raffelsiefen
247
Language change in progress: morphological erosion in present-day “South African Dutch” and 18th century “Cape Dutch”
Edith H. Raidt
269
Phonological simplification vs. stylistic differentiation in the history of German word stress
Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
285
What is metonymy?
Beatrice Warren
301
On the development of marked negation systems: the Dutch situation in the seventeenth century
Ton van der Wouden
311
On the development of incorporating structures in German
Wolfgang Ullrich Wurzel
331
Index of subjects
345
Index of names
357
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98029885