Historical Linguistics 1999 : Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, 9-13 August 1999.Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (410 pages)Content type:
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HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS 1999 -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- Contributors 'addresses -- Preface -- How far has far from become grammaticalized? -- Recent advances in the reconstruction of the Proto-Munda verb -- Multivariable Reanalysis and phonological split -- Are Old English conjunct clauses really verb-final? -- Alternation according to person in Italo-Romance -- On ablaut and aspect in the history of Aramaic -- Language change and the phonological lexicon of Korean -- Animals and vegetables, Uto-Aztecan noun derivation, semantic classiffication, and cultural history -- Gradience and linguistic change -- Distinctive vowel length in Old French: Evidence and Implications -- Remains of a submerged continent: Preaspiration in the languages of Northwest Europe -- Rapid change among expletive polarity items -- The conversational factor in language change: From prenominal to postnominal demonstratives -- On the origin of the Portuguese inflected infinitive: A new perspective on an enduring debate -- Innovation of the indirect reflexive in Old French -- Lexical forces shaping the evolution of grammar -- Why "me "and "thee "? -- The English s -genitive: Animacy, topicality, and possessive relationship in a diachronic perspective -- Default inheritance hierarchies and the evolution of inflectional classes -- On the eve of a new paradigm: The current challenges to comparative linguistics in a Kuhnian perspective -- Modeling koineization -- Coreference in the Popolocan languages -- Atlantis Semitica: Structural contact features in Celtic and English -- Index of languages and language families -- Index of names -- Index of subjects -- CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY.
This is a selection of papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held August 9-13, 1999, at the University of British Columbia. From the rich program and the many papers given during this conference, the present twenty-three papers were carefully selected to display the state of current research in the field of historical linguistics.
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