Historical Linguistics 2017

Selected papers from the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio, Texas, 31 July – 4 August 2017

| University of Texas at San Antonio
ISBN 9789027204790 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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The collected articles in this volume address an array of cutting-edge issues in the field of historical linguistics, including new theoretical approaches and innovative methodologies for studying language through a diachronic lens. The articles focus on the following themes: I. Case & Argument Structure, II. Alignment & Diathesis, III. Patterns, Paradigms, & Restructuring, IV. Grammaticalization & Construction Grammar, V. Corpus Linguistics & Morphosyntax, VI. Languages in Contact. Papers reflect a wide range of perspectives, and focus on issues and data from an array of languages and language families, from new analyses of case and argument structure in Ancient Greek to phonological evidence for language contact in Vietnamese, from patterns of convergence in Neo-Aramaic to the development of the ergative in Basque. The volume contributes substantially to the debate surrounding core issues of language change: the role of the individual speaker, the nature of paths of grammaticalization, the role of contact, the interface of diachrony and synchrony, and many other issues. It should be useful to any reader hoping to gain insight into the nature of language change.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 350]  Expected July 2020.  xi, 492 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Foreword & Acknowledgements
Part I. Case & argument structure
Strategies for aligning syntactic roles and case marking with semantic properties: The case of the accusative of respect in ancient Greek
Domenica Romagno
Criteria for subjecthood and non-canonical subjects in Classical Greek
Marina Benedetti and Chiara Gianollo
Parallel syncretism in early Indo-European
Steve Rapaport
Dative possessor in ditransitive Spanish predication, in diachronic perspective
Rosa María Ortiz Ciscomani
‘Liking’ constructions in Spanish: The role of frequency and syntactic stimulus in constructional change
Andrea Mojedano Batel
Part II. Alignment & Diathesis
The actualization of new voice patterns in Romance: Persistence in diversity
Michela Cennamo
Ergative from passive in Proto-Basque
Mikel Martínez-Areta
Part III. Patterns, paradigms, & restructuring
Synchrony, diachrony, and indexicality
Henning Andersen
Ablaut pattern extension as partial regularization strategy in German and Luxembourgish
Jessica Nowak
Remotivating inflectional classes: An unexpected effect of grammaticalization
Livio Gaeta
From noun to quantifier: Pseudo-partitives and language change
Johanna L. Wood
Part IV. Grammaticalization & construction grammar
Old French si, grammaticalisation, and the interconnectedness of change
Sam Wolfe
The rise of the analytic Perfect aspect in the West Iranian languages
Vit Bubenik and Leila Ziamajidi
On the grammaticalization of the -(v)ši- resultative in North Slavic
Andrii Danylenko
Atomizing linguistic change: A radical view
Dieter Stein
Part V. Corpus linguistics & morphosyntax
The rich get richer: Preferential attachment and the diachrony of light verbs in Old Swedish
John D. Sundquist
Expletives in Icelandic: A corpus study
Hannah Booth
Part VI. Languages in contact
Contact and change in Neo-Aramaic dialects
Geoffrey Khan
Copying of argument structure: A gap in borrowing scales and a new approach to model contact-induced change
Carola Trips
Contact-induced change and the phonemicization of the vowel /ɑ/ in Quảng Nam Vietnamese
Andrea Hoa Pham
The future marker in Palestinian Arabic: Internal or external motivation for language change?
Duaa AbuAmsha
Neuters to none: A diachronic perspective on loanword gender in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Mary Ann Walter
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019050614