Diachronica | International Journal for Historical Linguistics

Diachronica provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of information concerning all aspects of language change in any and all languages of the globe. Contributions which combine theoretical interest and philological acumen are especially welcome.

Diachronica appears four times per year, publishing articles, review articles, book reviews, and a miscellanea section including notes, reports and discussions.

Diachronica publishes its articles Online First.

Sample issue: DIA 34:1
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Executive Editor
Claire Bowern | Yale University
Production Editor
Angela Terrill | Punctilious Editing Sweden
Book Review Editor
Matthew L. Juge | Texas State University
Associate Editors
Sheila Embleton | York University
Elly van Gelderen | Arizona State University
Brian D. Joseph | Ohio State University
Danny Law | Austin, Texas
Joseph C. Salmons | University of Wisconsin – Madison
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Quentin D. Atkinson | Auckland, New Zealand
Katrin Axel-Tober | Tübingen, Germany
Lyle Campbell | Honolulu, Hawai'i
Ulrike Demske | Potsdam, Germany
Patience Epps | Austin, Texas
David Fertig | Buffalo, N.Y.
Alice C. Harris | Amherst, Massachusetts
Frans L. Hinskens | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Guillaume Jacques | Paris, France
Merja Kytö | Uppsala, Sweden
Michele Loporcaro | Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Maiden | Oxford, U.K.
D. Gary Miller | Gainesville, Fla.
Donka Minkova | Los Angeles, Calif.
Pittayawat Pittayaporn | Bangkok, Thailand
Martha Ratliff | Wayne State University
Sali A. Tagliamonte | Toronto, Canada
Foong Ha Yap | Hong Kong
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Volume 33 (2016)

Volume 32 (2015)

Volume 31 (2014)

Volume 30 (2013)

Volume 29 (2012)

Volume 28 (2011)

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Volume 15 (1998)

Volume 14 (1997)

Volume 13 (1996)

Volume 12 (1995)

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Volume 10 (1993)

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Volume 7 (1990)

Volume 6 (1989)

Volume 5 (1988)

Volume 4 (1987)

Volume 3 (1986)

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Latest articles

25 May 2020

  • The diachrony of participles in the (pre)history of Greek and Hittite: Losing and gaining functional structure
    Laura Grestenberger
  • Agnete Nesse (ed). 2018. Norsk Språkhistorie IV: Tidslinjer
    Reviewed by John D. Sundquist
  • 10 April 2020

  • Anti-scope prefix order and zero-marked obliques: Unusual outcomes of a grammaticalization pathway
    Brett Baker & Mark Harvey
  • 7 April 2020

  • Grammaticalization without Feature Economy: Evidence from the Voice Cycle in Hungarian
    Tamás Halm | DIA 37:1 (2020) pp. 1–42
  • A study of the development of the Chinese correlative comparative construction from the perspective of constructionalization
    Fangqiong Zhan & Elizabeth Closs Traugott | DIA 37:1 (2020) p. 83
  • 19 March 2020

  • Perfective marking conditioned by transitivity status in Western Mande: Constructional competition, specialization and merger
    Dmitry Idiatov | DIA 37:1 (2020) pp. 43–82
  • 10 February 2020

  • Walter BisangAndrej Malchukov. 2019. Unity and diversity in grammaticalization scenarios
    Reviewed by Martin Hilpert | DIA 37:1 (2020) pp. 127–132
  • 18 December 2019

  • Argument structure, conceptual metaphor and semantic change: How to succeed in Indo-European without really trying
    Cynthia A. Johnson, Peter Alexander Kerkhof, Leonid Kulikov, Esther Le Mair & Jóhanna Barðdal | DIA 36:4 (2019) pp. 463–508
  • Rebracketing (Gliederungsverschiebung) and the Early Merge Principle
    Helmut Weiß | DIA 36:4 (2019) pp. 509–545
  • The role of frequency of use in lexical change: Evidence from Latin and Greek
    Fiona M. Wilson, Panayiotis A. Pappas & Arne O. Mooers | DIA 36:4 (2019) pp. 584–612
  • The role of negation in the grammaticalization of ability verbs: The case of Iquito
    Brianna Wilson & Cynthia Hansen | DIA 36:4 (2019) pp. 546–583
  • Editorial: Claire’s Corner
    DIA 36:4 (2019) pp. 461–462
  • 17 September 2019

  • Significance testing of the Altaic family
    Andrea Ceolin | DIA 36:3 (2019) pp. 299–336
  • Borrowing from an unrelated language in support of intragenetic tendencies: The case of the conditional clitic =sa in Udi
    Timur Maisak | DIA 36:3 (2019) pp. 337–383
  • The role of atypical constellations in the grammaticalization of German and English passives
    Elena Smirnova, Robert Mailhammer & Susanne Flach | DIA 36:3 (2019) pp. 384–416
  • Crosslinguistic trends in tone change: A review of tone change studies in East and Southeast Asia
    Cathryn Yang & Yi Xu | DIA 36:3 (2019) pp. 417–459
  • 22 July 2019

  • Reassessing the evolution of West Germanic preterite inflection
    Isabeau De Smet & Freek Van de Velde | DIA 36:2 (2019) pp. 139–180
  • Loss of grammatical gender and language contact
    Iván Igartua | DIA 36:2 (2019) pp. 181–221
  • Alignment change in Chukotkan: Further exploration of the pathways to ergativity
    Jessica Kantarovich | DIA 36:2 (2019) pp. 222–261
  • Differential grammaticalization of copulas in Tsúùt’ínà and Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì
    Nicholas Welch | DIA 36:2 (2019) pp. 262–293
  • Clifton Pye. 2017. The comparative method of language acquisition research
    Reviewed by Danny Law | DIA 36:2 (2019) pp. 294–297
  • 5 April 2019

  • Using phonotactics to reconstruct degrammaticalization: The origin of the Sirva pronoun be
    Don Daniels | DIA 36:1 (2019) pp. 1–36
  • /h/ insertion as a ‘camouflage archaism’? Dialect contact, colonial lag and the feature pool in South Atlantic English
    Daniel Schreier | DIA 36:1 (2019) pp. 37–65
  • The semantic development of borrowed derivational morphology: Change and stability in French-English language contact
    Marion Schulte | DIA 36:1 (2019) pp. 66–99
  • Scouring the world for transgenetic interrelationships
    James A. Matisoff | DIA 36:1 (2019) pp. 121–137
  • Sampling error in lexicostatistical measurements: A Slavic case study
    Jan Feld & Alexander Maxwell | DIA 36:1 (2019) pp. 100–120
  • 17 January 2019

  • Pragmatic differentiation of negative markers in the early stages of Jespersen’s cycle in North Germanic
    Tam Blaxter & David Willis | DIA 35:4 (2018) pp. 451–486
  • Competing motivations in the diachronic nominalization of English gerunds
    Lauren Fonteyn & Charlotte Maekelberghe | DIA 35:4 (2018) pp. 487–524
  • The evolution of word prosody in the Papuan languages of Eastern Timor
    Tyler M. Heston | DIA 35:4 (2018) pp. 525–551
  • Language contact and prosodic change in Slavic and Baltic
    Tijmen Pronk | DIA 35:4 (2018) pp. 552–580
  • Jottings
    DIA 35:4 (2018) pp. 581–582
  • Submission

    Submitting to Diachronica

    Diachronica welcomes submissions on all aspects of language change and reconstruction, including genetic relationships and classification. We especially seek work that combines new insights of theoretical interest with rigorous analysis of data. Papers should have a clearly diachronic orientation, as opposed to simply treating data from older languages synchronically.

    Diachronica offers online submission. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative