Historical Linguistics 1995: Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Manchester, August 1995, Volume 2
Richard M. Hogg, Linda van Bergen
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 375 pages
The Twelfth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, which is the major forum for the presentation of work in progress in the field of diachronic linguistics, took place at the University of Manchester in August 1995. The quality and breadth of the abstracts submitted for the general programme was such that four parallel sessions were needed throughout the conference. The present volume contains selected papers which deal with the Germanic languages. A companion volume, edited by J.C. Smith and Delia Bentley, contains papers on general problems in historical linguistics and studies of non-Germanic languages. The conference reflected the current health of diachronic linguistics. There were more papers and more participants than at past conferences, and the discussion covered a broader range of languages than hitherto.
Sometimes it has been possible to isolate a particular preoccupation which has dominated much of the conference; but the overall impression to be gained from the Manchester meeting was one of stimulating diversity the discipline appears to be moving forward on many fronts simultaneously, yet without losing focus. This stimulating diversity is well reflected in this important collection.
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A corpus study of would + have + pastparticiple
From modal auxiliary to lexical verb The curious case of Pennsylvania German wotte
A subjectverb agreement hierarchy Evidence from analogical change in modern English dialects
Language change as reranking of constraints
Loss of prototypical meanings in the history of English semantics or semantic redeployment
How a man changed a parameter value The loss of SOV in Estonian subclauses
Some constraints on the borrowability of syntactic features and why none of them work
On the nonloss of polarity sensitivityDutch ooit
Reconstructing the social dimension of diachronic language change
Grammaticalization versus reanalysisThe case ofpossessiveconstructions in Germanic
Word frequency and lexical diffusion in English stress shifts
Postverbal complements in Old English
Semantic stability in derivationally related words
Language change in progressMorphological erosion in presentday South African Dutch and 18th century Cape Dutch
Phonological simplification vs stylistic differentiation in the history of German word stress
What is metonymy?
The development of secondary stress in Old English
Morphological restructuring The case of Old English and Middle English verbs
Backdating the English Constraint Grammar Parser for the analysis of English historical texts
Vowel variation in ProtoGermanie ai in 16th and 17thcentury Holland
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accent adjectives Afrikaans alternation Amsterdam auxiliary base recognition Beowulf Cambridge century Coda constraints context corpus derived diachronic dialects Dictionary Dutch embedded clauses ENGCG Estonian example Final-C forms frequent words genitive Germanic languages grammar grammaticalization High German Historical Linguistics I-initial inflectional language change language contact Latin lexical Lightfoot 1991 main clauses main verb marker meaning metonymy Middle English modal perfect Modern English morphemes morphological negation niet non-native norm noun occur ofNP Old English original pairs paper paradigm past participle pattern Pennsylvania German phonological plural polarity sensitive post-verbal prescription present PRON pronoun pronunciation Proto-Germanic prototypical reanalysis REFERENCES relations s-genitive schwa semantic stability social sociolinguistic sound shapes speakers standard stress assignment subjunctive subordinate clauses suffix syllable synchronic syntactic Table tense texts tion umlaut underlying University Press variation verbal VFIN FMAINV vowel deletion Wanda weak verbs West Flanders word order wotte