Historical Linguistics 2017

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

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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]  2020.  xi, 495 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword & Acknowledgements
x–xi
Introduction
2–6
Part I. Case & argument structure
10–106
Strategies for aligning syntactic roles and case marking with semantic properties: The case of the accusative of respect in ancient Greek
Domenica Romagno
10–28
Criteria for subjecthood and non-canonical subjects in Classical Greek
Marina Benedetti and Chiara Gianollo
30–48
Parallel syncretism in early Indo-European
Steve Rapaport
50–63
Dative possessor in ditransitive Spanish predication, in diachronic perspective
Rosa María Ortiz Ciscomani
66–79
‘Liking’ constructions in Spanish: The role of frequency and syntactic stimulus in constructional change
Andrea Mojedano Batel
82–106
Part II. Alignment & Diathesis
110–160
The actualization of new voice patterns in Romance: Persistence in diversity
Michela Cennamo
110–142
Ergative from passive in Proto-Basque
Mikel Martínez-Areta
144–160
Part III. Patterns, paradigms, & restructuring
164–250
Synchrony, diachrony, and indexicality
Henning Andersen
164–182
Ablaut pattern extension as partial regularization strategy in German and Luxembourgish
Jessica Nowak
184–203
Remotivating inflectional classes: An unexpected effect of grammaticalization
Livio Gaeta
206–227
From noun to quantifier: Pseudo-partitives and language change
Johanna L. Wood
230–250
Part IV. Grammaticalization & construction grammar
254–339
Old French si, grammaticalisation, and the interconnectedness of change
Sam Wolfe
254–271
The rise of the analytic Perfect aspect in the West Iranian languages
Vit Bubenik and Leila Ziamajidi
274–292
On the grammaticalization of the -(v)ši- resultative in North Slavic
Andrii Danylenko
294–316
Atomizing linguistic change: A radical view
Dieter Stein
318–339
Part V. Corpus linguistics & morphosyntax
344–384
The rich get richer: Preferential attachment and the diachrony of light verbs in Old Swedish
John D. Sundquist
344–361
Expletives in Icelandic: A corpus study
Hannah Booth
364–384
Part VI. Languages in contact
388–488
Contact and change in Neo-Aramaic dialects
Geoffrey Khan
388–407
Copying of argument structure: A gap in borrowing scales and a new approach to model contact-induced change
Carola Trips
410–430
Contact-induced change and the phonemicization of the vowel /ɑ/ in Quảng Nam Vietnamese
Andrea Hoa Pham
432–451
The future markers in Palestinian Arabic:: Internal or external motivation for language change?
Duaa AbuAmsha
454–471
Neuters to none: A diachronic perspective on loanword gender in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Mary Ann Walter
474–488
Index
Languages & language families
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019050614