Perspectives on Historical Linguistics

Papers from a conference held at the meeting of the Language Theory Division, Modern Language Assn., San Francisco, 27–30 December 1979

ISBN 9789027235169 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027280688 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This volume presents seven extensive essays by specialists in their respective fields of historical linguistics. The first essay after the Introduction states the principles presented in Directions for Historical Linguistics (1968) and assesses the progress made since then towards constructing a general theory of language change. Like the following essays on phonology and morphology, it poses new questions that have arisen in the increasingly ambitious research. Historical attention to discourse, the topic of the next essay, is virtually new, though it too finds predecessors among philologists who devoted themselves to texts. Finally, two essays treat etymology, one concentrating on the rigorously investigated Romance field, the other on Indo-European, especially on new insights prompted by attention to Hittite.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 24]  1982.  xii, 379 pp.
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Table of Contents
Prefatory note
Table of contents
Charts, figures and tables
1. Introduction: diachronic linguistics
Winfred P. Lehmann
2. Building on empirical foundations
William Labov
3. A semiotic model of diachronic process phonology
Wolfgang U. Dressler
4. Semantically-marked root morphemes in diachronic morphology
Yakov Malkiel
5. From propositional to textual and expressive meanings; some semantic-pragmatic aspects of grammaticalization
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
6. Romance Etymology
Steven N. Dworkin
7. Indo-european etymology with special reference to grammatical category
Carol F. Justus
Subject index
Author index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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