Grammatical Change in Indo-European Languages

Papers presented at the workshop on Indo-European Linguistics at the XVIIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 2007

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| Memorial University of Newfoundland
| Memorial University of Newfoundland
| Memorial University of Newfoundland
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The product of a group of scholars who have been working on new directions in Historical Linguistics, this book is focused on questions of grammatical change, and the central issue of grammaticalization in Indo-European languages. Several studies examine particular problems in specific languages, but often with implications for the IE phylum as a whole. Given the historical scope of the data (over a period of four millennia) long range grammatical changes such as the development of gender differences, strategies of definiteness, the prepositional phrase, or of the syntax of the verbal diathesis and aspect, are also treated. The shifting relevance of morphology to syntax, and syntax to morphology, a central motif of this research, has provoked lively debate in the discipline of Historical Linguistics.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 305]  2009.  xx, 262 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors' Foreword
ix–xviii
My memories of Carol Justus
xix–xx
Section A. Gender, animacy and number
The origin of the feminine gender in PIE: An old problem in a new perspective
Silvia Luraghi
3–13
The animacy fallacy: Cognitive categories and noun classification
Maria M. Manoliu
15–28
Default, animacy, avoidance: Diachronic and synchronic agreement variations with mixed-gender antecedents
Hans Henrich Hock
29–42
The early development of animacy in Novgorod: Evoking the vocative anew
Kyongjoon Kwon
43–53
The development of mass/count distinctions in Indo-European varieties
Inés Fernández-Ordóñez
55–68
Section B. Definiteness, case and prepostions
Strategies of definiteness in Latin: Implications for early Indo-European
Brigitte L.M. Bauer
71–87
The rise and development of the possessive construction in Middle Iranian with parallels in Albanian
Vit Bubenik
89–101
Does Homeric Greek have prepositions? Or local adverbs? (And what's the difference anyway?)
Dag T.T. Haug
103–120
Section C. Tense/aspect and diathesis
On the origin of the Slavic aspects: Questions of chronology
Henning Andersen
123–140
The *-to-/-no- construction of Indo-European: Verbal adjective or past passive participle?
Bridget Drinka
141–158
Grammaticalization of the verbal diathesis in Germanic
John Hewson
159–167
The origin and meaning of the first person singular consonantal markers of the Hittite hi/mi conjugations
Sarah Rose
169–176
Section D. Morphosyntax
The origin of the oblique-subject construction: An Indo-European comparison
Jóhanna Barðdal and Thórhallur Eythórsson
179–193
Morphosyntactic changes in Persian and their effects on syntax
Azam Estaji
195–206
Possessive subjects, nominalization and ergativity in North Russian
Hakyung Jung
207–220
On the grammaticalization of *kw i-/kw o- relative clauses in Proto-Indo-European:

Eugenio R. Luján
221–234
Section E. Reconstruction of inflectional categories in Indo-European
Formal correspondences, different functions: On the reconstruction of inflectional categories of Indo-European
José Luis Garcia-Ramon
237–250
Author index
251–253
Index of languages and dialects
255–257
Index of subjects
259–262
“C'est un volume d'une très grande qualité qui nous est ici proposé. Dans le monde actuel [...] on est souvent submergé d'articles écrits à la hâte et qui n'apportent rien de nouveau. Tel n'est pas le cas ici. On ne saurait trop conseiller la lecture de ce bel ouvrage à tous les collègues intéressés par la linguistique historique.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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