Types of Variation: Diachronic, Dialectical and Typological Interfaces
Terttu Nevalainen, Juhani Klemola, Mikko Laitinen
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 378 pages
This volume interfaces three fields of linguistics rarely discussed in the same context. Its underlying theme is linguistic variation, and the ways in which historical linguists and dialectologists may learn from insights offered by typology, and vice versa. The aim of the contributions is to raise the awareness of these linguistic subdisciplines of each other and to encourage their cross-fertilization to their mutual benefit.
If linguistic typology is to unify the study of all types of linguistic variation, this variation, both diatopic and diachronic, will enrich typological research itself. With the aim of capturing the relevant dimensions of variation, the studies in this volume make use of new methodologies, including electronic corpora and databases, which enable cross- and intralinguistic comparisons dialectally and across time. Based on original research and unified by an innovative theme, the volume will be of interest to both students and teachers of linguistics and Germanic languages.
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Triangulation of diachrony dialectology and typology
Bidirectional vs unidirectional asymmetries in the encoding of semantic distinctions in free and bound person forms
II Diachrony and typology
Historical morphology from a typological point of view
Typology and comparative linguistics
Primary adjectives in English and German
The concessive connective albeit
Possessives and determiners in Old English
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adverb albeit anaphoric antecedent Australian English bound forms bound person forms cataphoric CEEC century chapter concessive connectives contexts corpora dependent marking languages derived diachronic dialects Early Modern English East Anglia examples expressed Filppula free and bound free forms frequency function gender grammatical grammatical gender grammaticalization head marking languages historical homophony Ihalainen included indefinite inflectional instances IrE-Aus IrE-Ireland lexemes lexical linguistic markedness marker meaning Middle English morpheme morphological Mouton de Gruyter neuter possessive niemand niet Norfolk nouns Old English Older Scots P-stranding paradigm parsing pattern period personal pronouns plural Poss Det construction Poussa preposition preterit primary adjectives pronominal PrW PrW PrW reference reflexive relative clause relativizers samyn Section semantic semantic distinctions semantic types singular Somerset speakers stem structure subject position syntactic Table tense texts thairof third person tion tive typological UBRs University of Helsinki variants verbs words zero