Historical Linguistics 1997

Selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Düsseldorf, 10–17 August 1997

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| Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
| Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
| Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
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This volume presents a selection from the papers given at the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics. It offers a window on the current state of the art in historical linguistics: the papers cover a wide range of different languages, different language families, and different approaches to the study of linguistic change, ranging from optimality theory, theories of grammaticalization and the invisible hand, treatments of language contact and creolization to the linguistic consequences of political correctness. Among the languages under discussion are Akkadian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, Japanese, Sranan, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Yiddish, and a variety of Romance and Native American languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 164]  1998.  x, 409 pp.
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Table of Contents
Sound Laws: Reactions Present and Past
Arleta Adamska-Sałaciak
1
Passives in Western Malayo-Polynesian: An Asian Perspective
Barry J. Blake
15
What can This Be?: A west African Contribution to Sranan
Adrienne Bruyn
25
Grammmatical and Lexical Aspect in Akkadian and Proto-Semitic
Vit Bubenik
41
Euphemism with Attitude: Politically Charged Language Change
Kate Burridge
57
The Loss of the Voice Dimension Between Late Latin and Early Romance
Michela Cennamo
77
How a Historical Linguist and a Native Speaker Understand a Complex Morphology
Wallace Chafe
101
The Evolution of Grammar: Evidence from Indo-European Perfects
Bridget Drinka
117
Yiddish and Hebrew: Borrowing Through Oral language Contact
Elaine Gold
135
Degenerate Feet in Tacanan Languages: Unmarkedness in OT
Haike Jacobs
149
The Evolution of Ó in Open Position: Parallel Developments in French and Dutch Dialects
Thera de Jong
163
The Structure of ra-Deletion in Japanese
Fusa Katada
175
Can Grammaticalization be Explained Invisible Handedly?
Jurgen Klausenburger
191
Toward a ‘Standard Yiddish’ Pronounciation: An Instrumentally Aided Phonetic Analysis
Anke Kleine
201
The Evolution of Adverbial Subordinators in Europe
Bernd Kortmann
213
A corpus-Based Model for the Description of Language Change and Variation in Nominal Classification exemplified by Dutch Seventeenth Century Varieties
Arjan van Leuvensteijn
229
Towards an Explanation of some Morphological Changes which ‘Should Never Have Happened’
Martin Maiden
241
On the Conservatism of Embedded Clauses
Kenjirô Matsuda
255
Velars and Palatals in Old English Alliteration
Donka Minkova
269
The Sequencing of Grammaticization Effects: A Twist from North America
Marianne Mithun
291
What Research on Creole Genesis Can Contribute to Historical Linguistics
Salikoko S. Mufwene
315
The Borrowing of Meaning as a Cause of Internal Syntactic Change
Ellen F. Prince
339
Grammaticalization of Complex Verbal Constructions in Finnish
Taru Salminen
363
Two Models for the Study of Language Contact: A Psycho-Linguistic perspective Versus a Socio-Cultural Perspective
Caroline Smits
377
A Motivated Account of the Semantic Evolution of Watch and its Catalan Equivalents
Isabel Verdaguer and Anna Poch
391
Subject Index
401
Index of Languages
407
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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