Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Galway, April 6–10 1981

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This volume presents a selection of the best papers from the Fifth International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL), which was held in Galway, April 6–10 1981. These papers provide an overview of work in the field of historical linguistics, covering a wide variety of topics and languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 21]  1982.  xxix, 527 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Liste des participants
x
Endgültiges Programm der Konferenz
xviii
On explaining language change
Martin B. Harris
1
Assibilation in Sino-Korean
Eung-Jin Baek
15
Le français de demain: VSO ou VOS
Joëlle Bailard
20
Why small children cannot change language on their own: suggestions from the English past tense
Joan L. Bybee and Dan I. Slobin
29
The analogical pressure of synonymy: the dual gender of Spanish mar ‘sea’
Thomas D. Cravens
38
Subject raising in Old Irish
Dorothy Disterheft
44
The system of verbs involving a speaker-hearer relationship: come/go, bring/take, in Old and Middle English
Thomas H.K. Fraser
54
Word order change in Dutch imparative clauses: the interaction between contextual and syntactic factors
Marinel Gerritsen
62
On the development of the modals and the epistemic function in English
Louis Goossens
74
Some phonological changes in Polynesian languages
R.B. Harlow
98
Ablaut and syntax in Kartvelian
Alice C. Harris
110
Shifting systems: evidence for systemic change in French historical phonology
John Hewson
117
Aspects of the evolution of relatives in Romance
Paul Hirschbühler and María Luisa Rivero
123
On the historical continuity of linguistic systems
Eugene Holman
133
Change of language as a prototype for change of linguistics
Esa Itkonen
142
Diachronic facts vs. synchronic fiction: historical linguistic evidence against assuming underlying grammatical uniformity for contemporary dialects of the same language
Richard D. Janda
149
Semantic change and etymologies
D.M. Job
163
Morphologycal influences on soundchange
Steve Johnson
171
The system of negation in later Middle English prose
André Joly
176
Reductive phonetic developments as the trigger to typological change: two examples from the Finno-Ugrian languages
Mikko Korhonen
190
Modern Irish grammars and the plural marker acha
Heidi Ann Lazar-Meyn
196
Graphology and sound change in Old Prussian
Jules Levin
201
Iconicity in phonological change
Bruce Mannheim and Madeleine Newfield
211
On the problem of historical interpretation: Verner’s law in gothic
James Milroy
223
The mistery of the vanished Laurentinians
Marianne Mithun
230
On the origin of the Portugese inflected infinitive
Bruce Osborne
243
Schreibumwertung und die Methoden der historischen Phonologie
Herbert Penzl
249
On the sources of Indo-European conjunctions of purpos, cause and result
W.J. Pepicello
256
A Neglected phonetic law: the reduction of the Indo-European laryngeals in internal syllables before yod
Georges-Jean Pinault
265
Explorations on syntactic change (relative clause formation strategies)
Anna Giacalone Ramat
283
The reconstruction of language in its social context: methodology for a socio-historical linguistic theory
Suzanne Romaine
293
Vivid language and language change
Janet E. Scott
304
From deontic to epistemic: an analysis of modals in the history of English, creoles, and language acquisition
Susan C. Shepherd
316
On short-term language change: developments in Irish morphology
Nancy J. Stenson
324
Conversational pues in Spanish: a proces of degrammaticalization?
Iraset Páez Urdaneta
332
Numerical and socio-linguistic perspectives of the p/pf-isogloss in South-Rhenish Franconian dialects
P. Sture Ureland
341
Historical metrics: the caesura in French
S. Paul Verluyten
356
Structural change and pidginization in the history of the Arabic language
Kees Versteegh
362
Theories of language and the nature of evidence and explanation in historical linguistics
Jana Vizmuller
374
From discourse to syntax: for in Early English causal clauses
Nancy Wiegand
385
Historical linguistics and metaphilology
H. Christoph Wolfart
394
On the historical roots of the philology and historical linguistics
Breandán Ö Buachalla
425
Scribal practise and historical phonology
Henning Andersen
433
Discussion
442
Concluding remarks
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
460
Index Fontium et Nominum
467
Index Linguarum
508
Index Rerum
516
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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