Variation and Reconstruction

| University of Wisconsin, Madison
ISBN 9789027247827 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The relation of language variation to reconstructed languages and to the methodology of reconstruction has long been neglected. The articles in the present volume consider this relationship from a number of different angles, with a number of different focuses. Several of the papers discuss evidence from Germanic, either Proto-Germanic (Joseph, Schwink), or daughter languages such as Dutch (Goss & Howell), Afrikaans (Roberge), Newcastle English (Milroy), and a Wisconsin German dialect (Geiger & Salmons). Other papers look at Italian (Cravens), Spanish (Harris-Northall), and the non-Indo-European languages or families Aramaic (Miller), and Proto-Hmong-Mien (Ratliff), and the Southeast Asian languages Phan Rang Cham and Tsat (Thurgood). In doing so they bring together a number of interconnected issues which are of current concern in comparative and historical linguistics.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 268]  2006.  viii, 223 pp.
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Table of Contents
Variation and reconstruction
Mary K. Niepokuj
Microvariability in time and space: Reconstructing the past from the present
Thomas D. Cravens
Reconstructing variation at shallow time depths: The historical phonetics of 19th century German dialects in the U.S.
Steven R. Geiger and Joseph C. Salmons
Social and structural factors in the development of Dutch urban dialects in the Early Modern period
Emily L. Goss and Robert B. Howell
Reduction of variation in the standardization of Castilian Spanish around 1500
Ray Harris-Northall
On projecting variation back into a proto-language, with particular attention to Germanic evidence and some thoughts on “drift”
Brian D. Joseph
Variation of direct speech complementizers in Achaemenid Aramaic documents from Fifth Century B.C.E. Egypt
Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé
Language change and the speaker: On the discourse of Historical Linguistics
James Milroy
Prefix variation and reconstruction
Martha Ratliff
On reconstructing a linguistic continuum in Cape Dutch (1710 1840)
Paul T. Roberge
The reconstruction of variability in Proto-Germanic gender
Frederick W. Schwink
Variation as a reflection of contact: Notes from Southeast Asia
Graham Thurgood
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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