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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   4 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Journal of Historical Linguistics 4:1

Table of Contents


The persistence of verb second in negative utterances in Breton
Holly J. Kennard
1 – 39

Diachronic change in Indo-European motion event encoding
Annemarie Verkerk
40 – 83

Reconstructing the history of languages in northwest New Britain: Inheritance and contact
Malcolm D. Ross
84 – 132


Der Dual im Indogermanischen: Genealogischer und typologischer Vergleich einer grammatischen Kategorie im Wandel
Reviewed by Marc Pierce
133 – 136

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction
Reviewed by Mariona Vernet
137 – 143

On Language, Theology and Utopia by Francis Lodwick, with an introduction and commentary
Reviewed by Camiel S.J.N. Hamans
144 – 150

Language Myths and the History of English
Reviewed by Paloma Tejada Caller
151 – 158
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Anem
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
LL Issue: 25.2619