Language Contacts in Prehistory

Studies in Stratigraphy

Papers from the Workshop on Linguistic Stratigraphy and Prehistory at the Fifteenth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 17 August 2001

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Every language includes layers of lexical and grammatical elements that entered it at different times in the more or less distant past. Hence, for periods preceding our earliest historical documentation, linguistic stratigraphy — the systematic study of such layers — may yield information about the prehistory of a given tradition of speaking in a variety of ways. For instance, irregular phonological reflexes may be evidence of the convergence of diverse dialects in the formation of a language, and layers of material from different source languages may form a record of changing cultural contacts in the past. In this volume are discussed past problems and current advances in the stratigraphy of Indo-European, African, Southeast Asian, Australian, Oceanic, Japanese, and Meso-American languages.




[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 239]  2003.  viii, 292 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
Introduction
Henning Andersen
1–10
Indo-European
Stratum and shadow: A genealogy of stratigraphy theories from the Indo-European West
Bernard Mees
11–44
Slavic and the Indo-European migrations
Henning Andersen
45–76
The development of the perfect in Indo-European: Stratigraphic evidence of prehistoric areal influence
Bridget Drinka
77–105
Africa
Stratigraphy in African historical linguistics
Christopher Ehret
107–114
Stratigraphy and prehistory: Bantu Zone F
B.F.Y.P. Masele and Derek Nurse
115–134
Language contacts in Nilo-Saharan prehistory
Christopher Ehret
135–157
Southeast Asia
Evidence for Austroasiatic strata in Thai
Anthony Diller
159–175
Australia
Millers and mullers: The archaeo-linguistic stratigraphy of technological change in holocene Australia
Patrick McConvell and Michael Smith
177–200
Oceania
Loanword strata in Rotuman
Hans Schmidt
201–240
Japan
Substratum and adstratum in prehistoric Japanese
J. Marshall Unger
241–258
Meso-America
Uto-Aztecan in the linguistic stratigraphy of Mesoamerican prehistory
Karen Dakin
259–288
Language Index
289–292
“[...] offers refreshing new approaches to the methodology of linguistic stratigraphy.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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