Reshaping of the Nominal Inflection in Early Northern West Germanic

| Adam Mickiewicz University & Bergische Universität Wuppertal
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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.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
xiii–xiv
List of abbreviations
xv–xvi
List of tables
xvii–xxv
List of figures
xxi–xxvii
Introduction
1–14
Chapter 1. Theory and methodology of the research
15–76
Chapter 2. Nominal inflection in Proto-Germanic
77–128
Chapter 3. Nominal inflection in Old English
129–247
Chapter 4. Nominal inflection in Old Frisian
249–309
Chapter 5. Nominal inflection in Old Saxon
311–391
Chapter 6. Nominal inflection in Old Low Franconian
393–445
Chapter 7. Patterns of reorganisation of the nominal system in early Northern West Germanic: A comparative overview
447–479
Chapter 8. Mechanisms and dynamics of the restructuring process in West Germanic
481–517
Conclusions
519–528
Appendix
529–542
References
543–565
Index
567–572
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009020 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017055190