Reshaping of the Nominal Inflection in Early Northern West Germanic
Elżbieta Adamczyk | Adam Mickiewicz University & Bergische Universität Wuppertal
The book is a comprehensive corpus study of analogical developments in the nominal morphology of four Northern West Germanic languages: Old English, Old Frisian, Old Saxon and Old Low Franconian. It examines the patterns of reorganisation of the nominal paradigms, focusing on the analogical interdeclensional shifts of nouns affiliated with historical minor classes. The wide scope and comparative nature of the study facilitate identifying the major patterns of inflectional restructuring, both language-specific and those of a more general character, demonstrating that the process was far from random. By framing the investigated phenomena quantitatively, the study affords insight into the dynamics of the changes, their scope in individual languages, the mechanisms underlying the restructuring process and the factors conditioning it. The book may be of interest to both historical linguists who may appreciate its descriptive aspects as well as morphologists concerned with the mechanisms of morphological processes, especially analogy.
[NOWELE Supplement Series, 31] 2018. xxvii, 572 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | pp. xiii–xiv
List of abbreviations | pp. xv–xvi
List of tables | pp. xvii–xxvi
List of figures | pp. xxvii–xxviii
Introduction | pp. 1–14
Chapter 1. Theory and methodology of the research | pp. 15–76
Chapter 2. Nominal inflection in Proto-Germanic | pp. 77–128
Chapter 3. Nominal inflection in Old English | pp. 129–248
Chapter 4. Nominal inflection in Old Frisian | pp. 249–310
Chapter 5. Nominal inflection in Old Saxon | pp. 311–392
Chapter 6. Nominal inflection in Old Low Franconian | pp. 393–446
Chapter 7. Patterns of reorganisation of the nominal system in early Northern West Germanic: A comparative overview | pp. 447–480
Chapter 8. Mechanisms and dynamics of the restructuring process in West Germanic | pp. 481–518
Conclusions | pp. 519–528
Appendix | pp. 529–542
References | pp. 543–566
A | pp. 567–572
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2019. The dynamics of changes in the early English inflection. In Developments in English Historical Morpho-Syntax [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 346], ► pp. 9 ff.
2021. A multifactorial account of analogical developments in Old English nominal paradigms. NOWELE. North-Western European Language Evolution 74:1 ► pp. 4 ff.
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Main BIC Subject
CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009020: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology