Historical Linguistics 2009

Selected papers from the 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, 10-14 August 2009

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| Radboud University Nijmegen
| Radboud University Nijmegen
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The International Conference on Historical Linguistics has always been a forum that reflects the general state of the art in the field, and the 2009 edition, held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, fully allows the conclusion that the field has been thriving over the years. The studies presented in this volume are an expression of ongoing theoretical discussions as well as new analytical approaches to the study of issues concerning language change. Taken together, they reflect some of the current challenges in the field, as well as the opportunities offered by judicious use of theoretical models and careful corpus-based work. The volume's contributions are organized under the following headings: I. General and Specific Issues of Language Change, II. Linguistic Variation and Change in Germanic, III. Linguistic Variation and Change in Greek, and IV. Linguistic Change in Romance.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 320]  2012.  xxi, 404 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword & Acknowledgements
vii–viii
Editors’ introduction
ix–xxii
Part I. General and specific issues of language change
Competing reinforcements: When languages opt out of Jespersen’s Cycle
Theresa Biberauer
1–30
On the reconstruction of experiential constructions in (Late) Proto-Indo-European
Vit Bubenik
31–48
Criteria for differentiating inherent and contact-induced changes in language reconstruction
Jadranka Gvozdanović
49–68
Misparsing and syntactic reanalysis
John Whitman
69–88
How different is prototype change?
Margaret E. Winters and Geoffrey S. Nathan
89–106
The syntactic reconstruction of alignment and word order: The case of Old Japanese
Yuko Yanagida
107–128
Part II. Linguistic variation and change in Germanic
The Dutch-Afrikaans participial prefix ge-: A case of degrammaticalization?
C. Jac Conradie
129–154
Diachronic changes in long-distance dependencies: The case of Dutch
Jack Hoeksema and Ankelien Schippers
155–170
Changes in the use of the Frisian quantifiers ea/oait “ever” between 1250 and 1800
Eric Hoekstra, Bouke Slofstra and Arjen P. Versloot
171–190
On the development of the perfect (participle)
Ida Larsson
191–210
OV and V-to-I in the history of Swedish
Erik Magnusson Petzell
211–230
Ethnicity as an independent factor of language variation across space: Trends in morphosyntactic patterns in spoken Afrikaans
Gerald Stell
231–252
The sociolinguistics of spelling: A corpus-based case study of orthographical variation in nineteenth-century Dutch in Flanders
Rik Vosters, Gijsbert Rutten and Wim Vandenbussche
253–274
Part III. Linguistic variation and change in Greek
Dative loss and its replacement in the history of Greek
Adam Cooper and Effi Georgala
275–292
Word order variation in New Testament Greek wh-questions
Allison Kirk
293–314
Part IV. Linguistic change in Romance
The morphological evolution of infinitive, future and conditional forms in Occitan
Louise Esher
315–332
The evolution of the encoding of direction in the history of French: A quantitative approach to argument structure change
Heather Burnett and Mireille Tremblay
333–354
Velle-type prohibitions in Latin: The rise and fall of a morphosyntactic conspiracy
Edward Cormany
355–372
The use and development of habere + infinitive in Latin: An LFG approach
Mari Johanne Hertzenberg
373–398
Index
399–404
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011051989