Historical Linguistics 2001

Selected papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13–17 August 2001

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| La Trobe University
| Monash University
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| La Trobe University
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This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax.




[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 237]  2003.  ix, 442 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributor's addresses
vii
Contributor's addresses
vii
Preface
ix
Preface
ix

Language contact and language change in Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
1–20

Language contact and language change in Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
1–20

Grammaticalization and the historical development of the genitive in Mainland Scandinavian

John Ole Askedal
21–32

Grammaticalization and the historical development of the genitive in Mainland Scandinavian

John Ole Askedal
21–32

Beyond the comparative method?

Lyle Campbell
33–57

Beyond the comparative method?

Lyle Campbell
33–57

The transition from early to modern Portuguese

:

An approach from historical sociolinguistics

Maria José Carvalho
59–69

The transition from early to modern Portuguese

:

An approach from historical sociolinguistics

Maria José Carvalho
59–69

Isomorphism and language change

C. Jac Conradie
71–85

Isomorphism and language change

C. Jac Conradie
71–85

From purposive/future to present

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Shifting temporal categories in the Pilbara languages of north west Western Australia

Alan Dench
87–103

From purposive/future to present

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Shifting temporal categories in the Pilbara languages of north west Western Australia

Alan Dench
87–103

The formation of periphrastic perfects and passives in Europe

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An areal approach

Bridget Drinka
105–128

The formation of periphrastic perfects and passives in Europe

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An areal approach

Bridget Drinka
105–128

The grammaticalization of movement

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Word order change in Nordic

Jan Terje Faarlund
129–142

The grammaticalization of movement

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Word order change in Nordic

Jan Terje Faarlund
129–142

Paths of development for modal meanings

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Evidence from the Finnic potential mood

Hannele Forsberg
143–161

Paths of development for modal meanings

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Evidence from the Finnic potential mood

Hannele Forsberg
143–161

On degrammaticalization

Bernd Heine
163–179

On degrammaticalization

Bernd Heine
163–179

Process inhibition in historical phonology

Patrick Honeybone
181–203

Process inhibition in historical phonology

Patrick Honeybone
181–203

Reconsidering the canons of sound-change

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Towards a ‘Big Bang’ theory

Richard D. Janda and Brian D. Joseph
205–219

Reconsidering the canons of sound-change

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Towards a ‘Big Bang’ theory

Richard D. Janda and Brian D. Joseph
205–219

Case in Middle Danish

: A double content system
Eva Skafte Jensen
221–236

Case in Middle Danish

: A double content system
Eva Skafte Jensen
221–236

The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems

Ritsuko Kikusawa
237–269

The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems

Ritsuko Kikusawa
237–269

Morphological reconstruction as an etymological method

Harold Koch
271–291

Morphological reconstruction as an etymological method

Harold Koch
271–291

Labovian principles of vowel shifting revisited

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The short vowel shift in New Zealand English and Southern Chinese

Lau Chun-fat
293–301

Labovian principles of vowel shifting revisited

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The short vowel shift in New Zealand English and Southern Chinese

Lau Chun-fat
293–301

Conventional implicature and language change

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The cyclic evolution of the emphatic pronouns in Romanian

Maria M. Manoliu
303–320

Conventional implicature and language change

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The cyclic evolution of the emphatic pronouns in Romanian

Maria M. Manoliu
303–320

The rise of IPs in the History of English

Fuyo Osawa
321–337

The rise of IPs in the History of English

Fuyo Osawa
321–337

From subject to object

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Case studies on Finnish

Heli Pekkarinen
339–350

From subject to object

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Case studies on Finnish

Heli Pekkarinen
339–350

Meaning change in verbs

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The case of strike

Nicholas Riemer
351–362

Meaning change in verbs

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The case of strike

Nicholas Riemer
351–362

Borrowing as a tool for grammatical optimization in the history of German brand names

Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
363–376

Borrowing as a tool for grammatical optimization in the history of German brand names

Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
363–376

Pragmatic relevance as cause for syntactic change

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The emergence of prepositional complementizers in Romance

Kim Schulte
377–389

Pragmatic relevance as cause for syntactic change

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The emergence of prepositional complementizers in Romance

Kim Schulte
377–389

Early Nordic language history and modern runology

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With particular reference to reduction and prefix loss

Michael Schulte
391–402

Early Nordic language history and modern runology

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With particular reference to reduction and prefix loss

Michael Schulte
391–402

On the interpretation of early evidence for ME vowel-change

Gjertrud Flermoen Stenbrenden
403–415

On the interpretation of early evidence for ME vowel-change

Gjertrud Flermoen Stenbrenden
403–415

On the reflexes of Proto-Germanic ai

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The spellings ie, ei and ey in Middle Dutch

Pieter van Reenen and Anke Jongkind
417–430

On the reflexes of Proto-Germanic ai

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The spellings ie, ei and ey in Middle Dutch

Pieter van Reenen and Anke Jongkind
417–430
Index
431–442
Index
431–442
“Unlike many conferences and publications that focus on historical linguistics, this book is not saturated with topics that are specifically Indo-European. Only half the articles deal with some aspect of the IE family, and many of these do so with a much broader issue in mind.”
“A particularly strong aspect of the book is the broad range of languages discussed, especially in the light of the overemphasis that is sometimes placed on Indo-European in historical linguistics.”
“This book has something to offer every linguist who is interested in the diachronic aspects of language.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003051866