Diachronica | International Journal for Historical Linguistics

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ORCID logoClaire Bowern | Yale University
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Angela Terrill | Punctilious Editing
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
ORCID logoJoseph C. Salmons | University of Wisconsin – Madison
Founding Editor

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
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Latest articles

13 June 2024

  • Mother left, Father right : Artificial signs and diachronic change in sign language dialects in Belgium and the Netherlands
    Victoria Nyst Anique Schüller
  • 11 June 2024

  • An approach to path movement in the diachronic study of sign languages : Biomechanics and nonarbitrariness
    Donna Jo Napoli Nathan Sanders
  • Diachrony and Diachronica : 40@40
    Claire Bowern , John Charles Smith , Betsy Sneller , Meredith Tamminga , Jadranka Gvozdanović , John Goldsmith , Götz Keydana Juliette Blevins | DIA 41:1 (2024) pp. 127–140
  • 30 May 2024

  • On the dating of sound changes and its implications for language relationship : The case of Proto-Yeniseian *p- > Ket h-, Yugh f-
    Simon Fries Natalie Korobzow
  • 25 April 2024

  • Reconstructing the decoupling of case and agreement in Old Hungarian : Evidence from epithets and names as syntactic fossils
    Tamás Halm | DIA 41:1 (2024) p. 99
  • 16 April 2024

  • Divergence-time estimation in Indo-European : The case of Latin
    David Goldstein | DIA 41:1 (2024) pp. 1–45
  • 7 March 2024

  • Disentangling Ancestral State Reconstruction in historical linguistics : Comparing classic approaches and new methods using Oceanic grammar
    Hedvig Skirgård | DIA 41:1 (2024) pp. 46–98
  • Diachrony and Diachronica : 40@40
    Claire Bowern , David Goldstein , George Walkden , Anne Breitbarth , Chelsea Sanker , Freek Van de Velde , Ranjan Sen Aditi Lahiri | DIA 40:5 (2023) pp. 666–682
  • Claire’s corner
    Claire Bowern | DIA 40:5 (2023) pp. 569–570
  • 8 February 2024

  • Obituary : Terry Kaufman
    Lyle Campbell Sarah Grey Thomason | DIA 40:5 (2023) pp. 571–577
  • 9 January 2024

  • Lost in translation : A historical-comparative reconstruction of Proto-Khoe-Kwadi based on archival data
    Anne-Maria Fehn Jorge Rocha | DIA 40:5 (2023) pp. 609–665
  • 14 December 2023

  • Gender reduction in contact : The case of Romani in nineteenth-century Hungary
    Márton A. Baló Zuzana Bodnárová | DIA 40:5 (2023) pp. 578–608
  • 11 December 2023

  • Diachrony and Diachronica : 40@40
    Claire Bowern , William Labov , Sali A. Tagliamonte , Nigel Vincent , Donald Ringe Joseph Salmons | DIA 40:4 (2023) pp. 557–568
  • 7 December 2023

  • Abrupt grammatical reorganization of an emergent sign language : The expression of motion in Zinacantec Family Homesign
    Austin German
  • 27 November 2023

  • Linguistic mechanisms of colour term evolution : A diachronic investigation of “Russian browns” buryj and koričnevyj
    Vladimir V. Bochkarev , Anna V. Shevlyakova , Valery D. Solovyev , Ekaterina V. Rakhilina Galina V. Paramei | DIA 40:4 (2023) pp. 492–531
  • 26 September 2023

  • Realis morphology and Chatino’s role in the diversification of Zapotec languages
    Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona | DIA 40:4 (2023) pp. 439–491
  • 17 August 2023

  • Word order evolves at similar rates in main and subordinate clauses : Corpus-based evidence from Indo-European
    Yingqi Jing , Paul Widmer Balthasar Bickel | DIA 40:4 (2023) pp. 532–556
  • 19 July 2023

  • Papuan-Austronesian contact and the spread of numeral systems in Melanesia
    Russell Barlow | DIA 40:3 (2023) pp. 287–340
  • 5 May 2023

  • A terminological problem : Humboldt’s Universal
    Laurie Bauer | DIA 40:3 (2023) pp. 433–437
  • 24 March 2023

  • Lenition alternation in West Gyalrongic and its implications for Southeast Asian panchronic phonology
    Yunfan Lai | DIA 40:3 (2023) pp. 341–383
  • 6 February 2023

  • A multifaceted approach to understanding unexpected sound change : The bilabial trills of Vanuatu’s Malekula Island
    Tihomir Rangelov , Mary Walworth Julie Barbour | DIA 40:3 (2023) pp. 384–432
  • 19 January 2023

  • The rise of middle voice systems : A study in diachronic typology
    Guglielmo Inglese | DIA 40:2 (2023) pp. 195–237
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    LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative