From Particular to General Linguistics

Selected Essays 1965–1978

With an introduction by the author, an index rerum and an index nominum

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The period of 1965 to 1978 was an extremely productive time for U.S. (Russian born) Romance etymologist and philologist Yakov Malkiel whose specialty was the development of Latin words, roots, prefixes, and suffixes in modern Romance languages, particularly Spanish. Malkiel will be known as the great champion of etymology in linguistics as evidenced by several of the selected essays in From Particular to General Lingusitics. But here Malkiel also moves in several other subfields of linguistics and proves that whatever the subject of discussion is, it is characterized by a tenaciously comprehensive use of evidence.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 3]  1983.  xxii, 659 pp.
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Table of Contents
Author’s acknowledgments
v
Table of contents
vii
Guide to abbreviations
xi
From particular to general linguistics
Introduction
3
A. Genetic linguistics
Linguistics as a genetic science
23
B. History of linguistics
History and histories of linguistics
49
C. Clues as to dating
Range of variation as a clue to dating
87
D. Convergence and divergence
Factors in the unity of ROMANIA
129
E. Diffusion
Lexical borrowing in the Romance languages
137
F. Language vs. the real world
Gender, sex, and size, as reflected in the Romance languages
155
G. The social component of chance
The social matrix of Paleo-Romance postverbal nouns
179
H. Lexical independence vs. grammatical constraint
Each word has a history of its own
217
I. Multiple causation
Multi-conditioned sound change and the impact of morphology on phonology
229
Multiple versus simple causation in linguistic change
251
The five sources of epenthetic /j/ in western Hispano-Romance: A study in multiple causation
269
On hierarchizing the components of multiple causation
297
J. Accentology and phonology
Conflicting prosodic inferences from Ascoli’s and Darmesteter’s laws?
323
Etiological studies in Romance diachronic phonology
361
K. Affixal derivation
One characteristic derivational suffix of literary Italian: -(t)aggine
399
The double affixation in Old-French gens-es-or, bel-ez-or, old Provençal bel-az- or
411
The rise of the nominal augments in Romance: Graeco-Latin and Tuscan clues to the prehistory of Hispano-Romance
419
L. Etymology
Primary, secondary, and tertiary etymologies: The three lexical kernels of Hispanic saña, ensañar, sañudo
473
Etymology and modern linguistics
497
The interlocking of etymology and historical grammar (exemplified with the analysis of Spanish desleír)
513
Contacts between BLASPHĒMĀRE and AESTIMĀRE
543
Supplement
559
Index of names
593
Selective index of key terms
607
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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