Language Typology 1987

Systematic Balance in Language

Papers from the Linguistic Typology Symposium, Berkeley, 1–3 Dec 1987

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These papers from the 1987 Typology Symposium — a follow-up to the 1985 meeting in Moscow — deal with the relevance of typology for historical linguistics. Its application in understanding phonological and grammatical change is examined for a variety of languages. Its relevance for application of the comparative method and the method of internal reconstruction is noted with reference to the glottalic theory and problems in other language families. Among the several approaches, alignment typology is especially examined, with languages defined as accusative, ergative or stative-active an approach to which linguists of the USSR have made important contributions in recent years.Among specific problems examined are tonogenesis in Na-Dene, the origin of the genitive in ergative languages, and relative pronouns of Indo-European languages in the context of the Eurasiatic hypothesis. Along with changes in other languages (like those of East and Southeast Asia), these problems are discussed in an effort to determine general and specific tendencies in language change, and to contribute towards the development of diachronic typology.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 67]  1990.  x, 212 pp.
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Table of Contents
General and specific tendencies in historical change of language type
Viktoria N. Yartseva
Typology in the service of internal reconstruction: Saxalin Nivx
Robert Austerlitz
Typology and phonological history
Alan Timberlake
Diachronic typology and reconstruction: The “Archaim” of Germanic and American in light of the Glottalic Theory
Thomas V. Gamkrelidze
Alignment typology and diachronic change
Alice C. Harris
On the soource of the genitive in ergative languages
Georgij A. Klimov
Some preconditions and typical traits of the Stative-Active language type (with reference to Proto-Indo- european)
Johanna Nichols
Historical morphemics aand unit-order typology
Viktor A. Vinogradov
Relative pronouns and P.I.E. Word order type in the context of the eurasiatic hypothesis
Joseph H. Greenberg
Diachronic change and typology, as illustrated with languages of east and southeast Asia
Nina V. Solntseva
Typology and change in Alaskan languages
Michael E. Krauss
Principles of grammaticization: towards a diachronic typology
Paul J. Hopper
Syntactic Residues
Winfred P. Lehmann
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