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.

ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/dia
Sample issue: DIA 34:1
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Executive Editor
Claire Bowern | Yale University
Production Editor
Angela Terrill | University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Book Review Editor
Matthew L. Juge | Texas State University
Associate Editors
Sheila Embleton | York University
Elly van Gelderen | Arizona State University
Brian D. Joseph | The Ohio State University
Danny Law | University of Texas
Joseph C. Salmons | University of Wisconsin – Madison
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Editorial Board
Enoch O. Aboh | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quentin D. Atkinson | Auckland, New Zealand
Katrin Axel-Tober | Tübingen, Germany
Marlyse Baptista | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lyle Campbell | Honolulu, Hawai'i
Ulrike Demske | Potsdam, Germany
Hendrik De Smet | Leuven, Belgium
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Guillaume Jacques | Paris, France
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Latest articles

16 September 2022

  • Agreement in Kadu : Inflectional merger as morphosyntactic abstraction
    Matthew Baerman
  • 23 August 2022

  • A history of the Basque prosodic systems
    Ander Egurtzegi Gorka Elordieta
  • 19 August 2022

  • Reconstructing non-contrastive stress in Austronesian and the role of the mora in stress shift, gemination and vowel shift
    Alexander D. Smith
  • 13 June 2022

  • Continuity and change in the evolution of French yes-no questions : A cross-variety perspective
    Philip Comeau , Ruth King Carmen L. LeBlanc
  • 1 June 2022

  • Correlated grammaticalization : The rise of articles in Indo-European
    David Goldstein
  • Origins of Dogon NP tonosyntax
    Jeffrey Heath
  • 16 May 2022

  • Is Malayo-Polynesian a primary branch of Austronesian? A view from morphosyntax
    Victoria Chen , Jonathan Kuo , Maria Kristina S. Gallego Isaac Stead | DIA 39:4 (2022) pp. 449–489
  • 26 April 2022

  • Copying form without content : Relexification in ordinary contact-induced change
    Brigitte Pakendorf | DIA 39:4 (2022) pp. 525–564
  • 8 April 2022

  • Drastic demographic events triggered the Uralic spread
    Riho Grünthal , Volker Heyd , Sampsa Holopainen , Juha A. Janhunen , Olesya Khanina , Matti Miestamo , Johanna Nichols , Janne Saarikivi Kaius Sinnemäki | DIA 39:4 (2022) pp. 490–524
  • 25 March 2022

  • Preverbal a-marking in Palenquero Creole : Testing theories of grammaticalization, convergence, and inheritance
    Hiram L. Smith | DIA 39:4 (2022) pp. 565–607
  • 9 March 2022

  • The early history of clicks in Nguni
    Hilde Gunnink | DIA 39:3 (2022) pp. 311–368
  • 21 January 2022

  • Never just contact : The rise of final auxiliaries in Asia Minor Greek
    Nicolaos Neocleous Ioanna Sitaridou | DIA 39:3 (2022) pp. 369–408
  • Liquid polarity, positional contrast, and diachronic change : Clear and dark /r/ in Latin
    Ranjan Sen Nicholas Zair | DIA 39:3 (2022) pp. 409–448
  • 19 January 2022

  • Environmental factors affect the evolution of linguistic subgroups in Borneo
    Alexander D. Smith Taraka Rama | DIA 39:2 (2022) pp. 193–225
  • The phonetic tone change *high > rising : Evidence from the Ngwi dialect laboratory
    Cathryn Yang | DIA 39:2 (2022) pp. 226–267
  • 17 November 2021

  • Claire’s corner
    Claire Bowern | DIA 38:4 (2021) pp. 503–505
  • 10 November 2021

  • Evidentiality in Selibu : A contact-induced emergence
    Yang Zhou Hiroyuki Suzuki | DIA 39:2 (2022) pp. 268–309
  • 12 October 2021

  • Don Daniels . 2020. Grammatical reconstruction: The Sogeram languages of New Guinea
    Reviewed by Russell Barlow | DIA 38:4 (2021) pp. 628–637
  • 24 September 2021

  • Introduction : Aspects of Alignment Change
    Eystein Dahl | DIA 38:3 (2021) pp. 303–313
  • 23 September 2021

  • Weaving together the diverse threads of category change : Intersubjective ἀμέλει ‘of course’ and imperative particles in Ancient Greek
    Ezra la Roi | DIA 39:2 (2022) pp. 159–192
  • 14 September 2021

  • Bidirectionality between modal and conditional constructions in Mandarin Chinese : A constructionalization account
    Yueh Hsin Kuo | DIA 39:1 (2022) p. 88
  • 11 August 2021

  • Pathways to split ergativity : The rise of ergative alignment in Anatolian and Indo-Aryan
    Eystein Dahl | DIA 38:3 (2021) pp. 413–456
  • 10 August 2021

  • Typology and diachrony of converbs in Indo-Aryan
    Krzysztof Stroński Leonid Kulikov | DIA 38:3 (2021) pp. 457–501
  • 23 July 2021

  • Two types of alignment change in nominalizations : Austronesian and Japanese
    Edith Aldridge Yuko Yanagida | DIA 38:3 (2021) pp. 314–357
  • Evolutionary dynamics of Indo-European alignment patterns
    Gerd Carling Chundra Cathcart | DIA 38:3 (2021) pp. 358–412
  • 25 May 2021

  • A Bayesian approach to the classification of Tungusic languages
    Sofia Oskolskaya , Ezequiel Koile Martine Robbeets | DIA 39:1 (2022) pp. 128–158
  • 11 May 2021

  • Persistent innovations and historical conspiracies as reanalysis and extension
    Roslyn Burns | DIA 39:1 (2022) pp. 39–87
  • 6 May 2021

  • Statistical evidence for the Proto-Indo-European-Euskarian hypothesis : A word-list approach integrating phonotactics
    Juliette Blevins Richard Sproat | DIA 38:4 (2021) pp. 506–564
  • 23 April 2021

  • Reflex prediction : A case study of Western Kho-Bwa
    Timotheus A. Bodt Johann-Mattis List | DIA 39:1 (2022) pp. 1–38
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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

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