Historical Linguistics 2007

Selected papers from the 18th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 6–11 August 2007

Editors
| Queen's University
| Université du Québec à Montréal
| Université du Québec à Montréal
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For more than three decades, the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) has been characterized by diversity, both in terms of the theoretical frameworks used by its researchers and the wide variety of languages that are analyzed. ICHL 18, which took place at the Université du Québec à Montréal in August 2007, was no exception to the continuation of this tradition. The articles in the present volume encompass many different approaches and a wide range of theories, including grammaticalization, generative approaches to linguistic change and variation, reanalysis, the use of analogy, and the interplay between internal and external factors. The volume is divided into four sections, dealing with phonology, with syntax, morphology, and semantics, with external factors in linguistic change, and with tools and methodologies. This way, this volume aims to be a reflection of the diverse trends in current historical linguistic study.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 308]  2009.  x, 311 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword & acknowledgements
ix–x
Introduction
1–6
Part I. Phonology
Middle English vowel length in French loanwords
Ashley L. Burnett
9–18
Dental fricatives and stops in Germanic: Deriving diachronic processes from synchronic variation
Bridget Smith
19–36
Dialect variation and the Dutch diminutive: The role of prosodic templates
Laura Catharine Smith
37–46
Part II. Morphology, syntax and semantics
On the disappearance of genitive types in Middle English: Objective genitives with nouns of love and fear and the nature of syntactic change
Cynthia L. Allen
49–60
An asymmetric view on stage II in Jespersen’s cycle in the West Germanic languages
Anne Breitbarth
61–72
Temporal reference and grammaticalization in the Spanish perfect(ive)
Mary T. Copple
73–82
(Un)-interpretable features and grammaticalization
Viviane Déprez
83–98
Imperative morphology in diachrony evidence from the Romance languages
Martin Maiden, Andrew Swearingen and Paul O'Neill
99–108
VO vs V(…)O en Français
Christiane Marchello-Nizia
109–122
On the development of Recipient passives in DO languages: A case study
Chantal Melis and Marcela Flores
123–134
The emergence of DP in the history of English: The role of the mysterious genitive
Fuyo Osawa
135–148
A diachronic view of Psychological verbs with Dative Experiencers in Spanish and Romanian
María Luisa Rivero and Constanta Rodica Diaconescu
149–160
On the loss of the masculine genitive plural in Cypriot Greek: Language contact or internal evolution?
Ioanna Sitaridou and Marina Terkourafi
161–174
The rise of peripheral modifiers in the noun phrase
Freek Van de Velde
175–184
Wild variation, random patterns, and uncertain data*
Dieter Wanner
185–194
Part III. Sociolinguistics and dialectology
Le changement linguistique dans la langue orale selon deux recherches sur le terrain séparées d’un siècle
Montserrat Adam-Aulinas
197–210
Patrons sociolinguistiques chez trois générations de locuteurs acadiens
Louise Beaulieu and Wladyslaw Cichocki
211–222
Change of functions of the first person pronouns in Chinese
Vicky Tzuyin Lai and Zygmunt Frajzyngier
223–232
Vinderup in real time: A showcase of dialect levelling
Signe Wedel Schøning and Inge Lise Pedersen
233–244
Variation in real time: A case of sound change in Catalan
Orland Verdù
245–256
Part IV. Tools and methodology
UNIDIA: A database for deriving diachronic universals
Mahé Ben Hamed and Sébastien Flavier
259–268
Visualization, validation and seriation: Application to a corpus of medieval texts
Fernande Dupuis and Ludovic Lebart
269–284
Quantifying linguistic changes: Experiments in Norwegian language history
Helge Sandoy
285–294
Historical core vocabulary: Spring and/or anchor: On tendencies and mechanisms of language evolution
Valentina Skybina and Iryna Galutskikh
295–306
Index of languages and terms
307–308
Index of subjects and terms
309–312
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009033362 | Marc record