Competing Models of Linguistic Change

Evolution and beyond

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Ole Nedergaard Thomsen | Roskilde University
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The articles of this volume are centered around two competing views on language change originally presented at the 2003 International Conference on Historical Linguistics in the two important plenary papers by Henning Andersen and William Croft. The latter proposes an evolutionary model of language change within a domain-neutral model of a ‘generalized analysis of selection’, whereas Henning Andersen takes it that cultural phenomena could not possibly be handled, i.e. observed, described, understood, in the same way as natural phenomena. These papers are models of succinct presentation of important theoretical framework. The other papers present and discuss additional models of change, e.g. invisible hand-processes, system-internal models, functional and cognitive models. Most papers do not subscribe to the evolutionary model; instead, they focus on functional factors in the selection and propagation of variants (as opposed to factors of code efficiency), or on cognitive and pragmatic perspectives. Several papers are inspired by the late Eugenio Coseriu and by Henning Andersen’s theories on language change. In particular, the volume contains articles proposing interesting grammaticalization studies and extended models of grammaticalization. The clear presentation of important and competing approaches to fundamental questions concerning language change will be of high interest for scholars and students working in the field of diachrony and typology. The languages referred to in the papers include Cantonese, the Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages, Danish, English, Eskimo languages, German, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 279] 2006.  vi, 344 pp.
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2016. Gradient of learnability in teaching English pronunciation to Korean learners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139:4  pp. 1859 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. Inverted Operations. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 205 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. How Language Change is Investigated. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 12 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. Denaturalized Phonetic Processes. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 221 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. Reconstructing Language History. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 39 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. Building on the Tradition. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 64 ff. DOI logo
Miller, D. Gary
2010. Motivations of Language Change. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo
Roberge, Paul T.
2012. The Teleology of Change: Functional and Non‐Functional Explanations for Language Variation and Change. In The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics,  pp. 367 ff. DOI logo
Schmuck, Mirjam, Matthias Eitelmann & Antje Dammel
2018. Introduction. In Reorganising Grammatical Variation [Studies in Language Companion Series, 203],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Verleyen, Stijn
2009. Les avatars d'une dichotomie saussurienne : synchronie et diachronie dans les théories modernes du changement linguistique. Travaux de linguistique n° 57:2  pp. 133 ff. DOI logo
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2010. Preface. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. xii ff. DOI logo
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2010. Dating and Other Conventions. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. xv ff. DOI logo
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2010. Abbreviations. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. xvii ff. DOI logo
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2010. Primary Sources: Texts and Editions. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 293 ff. DOI logo
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2010. Special Phonetic Symbols. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. 288 ff. DOI logo
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2010. Bibliographical Abbreviations. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. xxix ff. DOI logo
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2010. Copyright Page. In Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I,  pp. iv ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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