Historical Linguistics 2001: Selected Papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001

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Barry J. Blake, Kate Burridge, Jo Taylor
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 442 pages
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This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax.
 

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Contents

Grammaticalization and the historical development of the genitive
21
The transition from early to modern Portuguese
59
Shifting temporal categories in
87
Word order change in Nordic
129
Evidence from the Finnic
143
On degrammaticalization
163
Process inhibition in historical phonology
181
Towards a Big Bang theory
205
Morphological reconstruction as an etymological method
271
The short vowel shift
293
The rise of IPs in the History of English
321
Case studies on Finnish
339
Borrowing as a tool for grammatical optimization in the history
363
Early Nordic language history and modern runology
391
On the reflexes of ProtoGermanic
417
Index
431

Case in Middle Danish A double content system
221
The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems
237

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