Explanation in Historical Linguistics

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| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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This is the first of two volumes deriving from papers presented at the Nineteenth Annual UVM Linguistics Symposium held in Milwaukee in April 1990. The contributions in this volume investigate the general question of what constitutes an explanation of diachronic change, and illustrate their proposals in the context of various specific problems in historical linguistics. The present volume also includes a solicited paper by Eric P. Hamp (“On remote reconstruction”) that addresses the validity of distant reconstructions like those of Nostratic and Proto-World.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 84]  1992.  xiv, 238 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Garry W. Davis and Gregory Iverson
vii
Event structure accounting for the emerging periphrastic tenses and the passive voice in German
Werner Abraham
1
Historical explanation and historical linguistics
Raimo Anttila
17
Elements of resistance in contact-induced language change
J. Clancy Clements
41
Articulatory variability, categorical perception, and the inevitability of sound change
Alice Faber
59
On the historical development of marked forms
Monika Forner, Jeanette K. Gundel, Kathleen Houlihan and Gerald A. Sanders
77
On misusing similarity
Eric P. Hamp
95
Reconstruction and syntactic typology: A plea for a different approach
Hans Henrich Hock
105
Diachronic explanation: putting speakers back into the picture
Brian D. Joseph
123
Grammatical prototypes and competing motivations in a theory of linguistic change
Suzanne Kemmer
145
Understanding standards
Flora Klein-Andreu
167
Rules and analogy
Carol Lynn Moder
179
The development of perfect reduplication in Indo-European
Mary K. Niepokuj
193
A look at the data for a global etymology: *tik ‘finger’
Joseph C. Salmons
207
Author index
229
Subject index
233
Language index
237
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92025765