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Author Marle, Jaap van.

Title Historical Linguistics 1991 : Papers from the 10th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Amsterdam, August 12-16, 1991
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993
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Contents HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS 1991; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; General programme of the conference; The tendency towards right branching in the development and acquisition of Latin and French; Linguistics and its positivist handicap; Questionwords in 18th-century and 20th-century Sranan; The explanation of syntactic change: a historical perspective; Traffic between the pragmatic and structural levels; Parameter resetting; Old French and constraints on consonant epenthesis; The definite article: early stages of development
'Typological conservatism' and framing constructions in German morphosyntaxOn the evidence for bimoric vowels in Early English; Longtermevolution of the syntax of discourse and the Swahili person markers; Jewish historical linguistics: 1981-1991-2001; Gerunds and their objects in the Modern English period; Index of names; Index of languages; Index of subject matter
Language change: complex in its sources and directions, yet simple in systematicitySuppressionof a word-order pattern in Westgermanic; Modularity in language change; Blood, tears, and murder: the evidence for Proto-Uto-Aztecan syllable-final consonants; On leapfrogging in historical phonology; Greenberg'sAmerican Indian classification: a report on the controversy; The grammaticalization of Spanish haber plus participle; Latinto Romance (again!): change or genesis?; Linguistic variants and language change: deictic variants in some German and Dutch dialects vis-à-vis Afrikaans
Summary This volume contains 22 of the 95 papers presented during ICHL 10. The articles included here clearly reflect the on-going interest in the general mechanisms of language change, the close relationship between present-day historical linguistics and linguistic theory, and the renewed interest in language contact. The papers deal with more general issues as well as with specific problems in diverse languages and language groups. The volume contains three indexes: of names, of languages, and of subjects
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