Perspectives on Historical Linguistics

Papers from a conference held at the meeting of the Language Theory Division, Modern Language Assn., San Francisco, 27–30 December 1979

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This volume presents seven extensive essays by specialists in their respective fields of historical linguistics. The first essay after the Introduction states the principles presented in Directions for Historical Linguistics (1968) and assesses the progress made since then towards constructing a general theory of language change. Like the following essays on phonology and morphology, it poses new questions that have arisen in the increasingly ambitious research. Historical attention to discourse, the topic of the next essay, is virtually new, though it too finds predecessors among philologists who devoted themselves to texts. Finally, two essays treat etymology, one concentrating on the rigorously investigated Romance field, the other on Indo-European, especially on new insights prompted by attention to Hittite.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 24]  1982.  xii, 379 pp.
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Table of Contents
Prefatory note
v
Table of contents
ix
Charts, figures and tables
x
Abbreviations
xi-xii
1. Introduction: diachronic linguistics
Winfred P. Lehmann
1
2. Building on empirical foundations
William Labov
17
3. A semiotic model of diachronic process phonology
Wolfgang U. Dressler
93
4. Semantically-marked root morphemes in diachronic morphology
Yakov Malkiel
133
5. From propositional to textual and expressive meanings; some semantic-pragmatic aspects of grammaticalization
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
245
6. Romance Etymology
Steven N. Dworkin
273
7. Indo-european etymology with special reference to grammatical category
Carol F. Justus
291
Bibliography
329
Subject index
373
Author index
377
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  83146399