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Title: Historical Linguistics 2001
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13–17 August 2001
Edited By: Barry J. Blake
Kate Burridge
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 237

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.

Table of contents

Contributor's addresses vii
Preface ix

Language contact and language change in Amazonia
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 1–20

Grammaticalization and the historical development of the genitive in Mainland Scandinavian
John Ole Askedal 21–32

Beyond the comparative method?
Lyle Campbell 33–57

The transition from early to modern Portuguese:
An approach from historical sociolinguistics
Maria José Carvalho 59–69

Isomorphism and language change
C. Jac Conradie 71–85

From purposive/future to present:
Shifting temporal categories in the Pilbara languages of north west Western Australia
Alan Dench 87–103

The formation of periphrastic perfects and passives in Europe:
An areal approach
Bridget Drinka 105–128

The grammaticalization of movement:
Word order change in Nordic
Jan Terje Faarlund 129–142

Paths of development for modal meanings:
Evidence from the Finnic potential mood
Hannele Forsberg 143–161

On degrammaticalization
Bernd Heine 163–179

Process inhibition in historical phonology
Patrick Honeybone 181–203

Reconsidering the canons of sound-change:
Towards a ‘Big Bang’ theory
Richard D. Janda and Brian D. Joseph 205–219

Case in Middle Danish: A double content system
Eva Skafte Jensen 221–236

The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems
Ritsuko Kikusawa 237–269

Morphological reconstruction as an etymological method
Harold J. Koch 271–291

Labovian principles of vowel shifting revisited:
The short vowel shift in New Zealand English and Southern Chinese
Lau Chun-fat 293–301

Conventional implicature and language change:
The cyclic evolution of the emphatic pronouns in Romanian
Maria M. Manoliu 303–320

The rise of IPs in the History of English
Fuyo Osawa 321–337

From subject to object:
Case studies on Finnish
Heli Pekkarinen 339–350

Meaning change in verbs:
The case of strike
Nick Riemer 351–362

Borrowing as a tool for grammatical optimization in the history of German brand names
Elke Ronneberger-Sibold 363–376

Pragmatic relevance as cause for syntactic change:
The emergence of prepositional complementizers in Romance
Kim Schulte 377–389

Early Nordic language history and modern runology:
With particular reference to reduction and prefix loss
Michael Schulte 391–402

On the interpretation of early evidence for ME vowel-change
Gjertrud F. Stenbrenden 403–415

On the reflexes of Proto-Germanic ai:
The spellings ie, ei and ey in Middle Dutch
Pieter van Reenen and Anke Jongkind 417–430

Index 431–442

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Jinyu
Language Family(ies): East Scandinavian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588113728
ISBN-13: 9781588113726
Pages: x, 444 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 182
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247498
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 444 pp.
Prices: EUR 135.00