Historical Linguistics 1999: Selected Papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, 9-13 August 1999
Laurel J. Brinton
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 389 pages
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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How far has far from become grammaticalized?
Recent advances in the reconstruction of the ProtoMunda verb
Multivariable Reanalysis and phonological split
Are Old English conjunct clauses really verbfinal?
Alternation according to person in ItaloRomance
On ablaut and aspect in the history of Aramaic
Language change and the phonological lexicon of Korean
Animals and vegetables UtoAztecan noun derivation semantic classiffication and cultural history
Innovation of the indirect reflexive in Old French
Lexical forces shaping the evolution of grammar
Why me and thee ?
Animacy topicality and possessive relationship in a diachronic perspective
Default inheritance hierarchies and the evolution of inflectional classes
The current challenges to comparative linguistics in a Kuhnian perspective
Coreference in the Popolocan languages
Gradience and linguistic change
Evidence and Implications
Preaspiration in the languages of Northwest Europe
Rapid change among expletive polarity items
From prenominal to postnominal demonstratives
A new perspective on an enduring debate
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