Historical Linguistics 1999: Selected Papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, 9-13 August 1999

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Laurel J. Brinton
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 389 pages
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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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Contents

How far has far from become grammaticalized?
1
Recent advances in the reconstruction of the ProtoMunda verb
13
Multivariable Reanalysis and phonological split
31
Are Old English conjunct clauses really verbfinal?
49
Alternation according to person in ItaloRomance
63
On ablaut and aspect in the history of Aramaic
75
Language change and the phonological lexicon of Korean
89
Animals and vegetables UtoAztecan noun derivation semantic classiffication and cultural history
105
Innovation of the indirect reflexive in Old French
223
Lexical forces shaping the evolution of grammar
241
Why me and thee ?
253
Animacy topicality and possessive relationship in a diachronic perspective
277
Default inheritance hierarchies and the evolution of inflectional classes
293
The current challenges to comparative linguistics in a Kuhnian perspective
309
Modeling koineization
325
Coreference in the Popolocan languages
337

Gradience and linguistic change
119
Evidence and Implications
145
Preaspiration in the languages of Northwest Europe
157
Rapid change among expletive polarity items
175
From prenominal to postnominal demonstratives
187
A new perspective on an enduring debate
207

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