List of John Benjamins publications for which Stéphane Polis plays a role.
Lexical diachronic semantic maps: Mapping the evolution of time-related lexemes. Journal of Historical Linguistics 11:3, pp. 367–4202021.
This paper extends the scope of application of the semantic map model to diachronic lexical semantics. Combining a quantitative approach to large-scale synchronic polysemy data with a qualitative evaluation of the diachronic material in two text languages, ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek, it… read more | Article
Swimming against the typological tide or paddling along with language change? Dispreferred structures and diachronic biases in affix ordering. Journal of Historical Linguistics 8:3, pp. 388–4432018.
It has repeatedly been observed that there is a worldwide preference for suffixes over prefixes. In this article, we argue that universally dispreferred – or rare – structures can and do arise as the result of regular processes of language change, given the right background structures.… read more | Article