Journal of Historical Linguistics

General Editors
ORCID logoSilvia Luraghi | University of Pavia | silvia.luraghi at unipv.it
ORCID logoEitan Grossman | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | eitan.grossman at mail.huji.ac.il
Review Editor
ORCID logoThanasis Georgakopoulos | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | athanasphil at gmail.com
Associate Editors
Eleanor Coghill | Uppsala University
Bethwyn Evans | Australian National University
Johann-Mattis List | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
ORCID logoErich Round | The University of Queensland
Matthias Urban | University of Tübingen
Founding Editors
ORCID logoSilvia Luraghi | University of Pavia
ORCID logoJóhanna Barðdal | Ghent University
Eugenio R. Luján | University of Madrid Complutense
The Journal of Historical Linguistics aims to publish, after peer-review, papers that make a significant contribution to the theory and/or methodology of historical linguistics. Papers dealing with any language or language family are welcome. Papers should have a diachronic orientation and should offer new perspectives, refine existing methodologies, or challenge received wisdom, on the basis of careful analysis of extant historical data. We are especially keen to publish work which links historical linguistics to corpus-based research, linguistic typology, language variation, language contact, or the study of language and cognition, all of which constitute a major source of methodological renewal for the discipline and shed light on aspects of language change. Contributions in areas such as diachronic corpus linguistics or diachronic typology are therefore particularly welcome.

The Journal of Historical Linguistics publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2210-2116 | E-ISSN: 2210-2124
DOI logo
https://doi.org/10.1075/jhl
Latest articles

13 November 2023

  • Lexico-semantic stability in the anatomical domain in the Mayan language family
    David F. Mora-Marín , Megan Fletcher Elizabeth Gorman
  • Yael Reshef . 2020. Historical Continuity in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew
    Reviewed by Einat Gonen
  • 30 October 2023

  • Nina Tahmasebi , Lars Borin , Adam Jatowt , Yang Xu Simon Hengchen (eds.). 2021. Computational Approaches to Semantic Change
    Reviewed by Christin Beck
  • 18 September 2023

  • Balancing social determinism vs. sound change : The case of Fang
    Roslyn Burns
  • 28 August 2023

  • On the traces of “apples”, “plums”, and “pears” : Investigating a wanderword in ancient and modern Near Eastern languages
    Marwan Kilani
  • 21 August 2023

  • Old English perspectives on the complement shift : Toward the desententialisation of self-manipulative verbs
    Ana Elvira Ojanguren López
  • 17 August 2023

  • Individual variation and frequency change in Early Modern Spanish : Alignment and intra-speaker (in)stability in a corpus of 18th century ego-documents
    José Luis Blas Arroyo
  • Development of the word order of the reflexive enclitic sě/se dependent on a finite verb in Czech translations of the Gospel of Matthew from the 14th to the 21st century
    Radek Čech , Pavel Kosek , Olga Navrátilová Ján Mačutek
  • 15 August 2023

  • Alignment variations in the diachrony of Basque : The case of periphrastic constructions
    Céline Mounole
  • 27 June 2023

  • The spread of participial clauses in Biblical Greek : Semitic interference and multilingualism
    Edoardo Nardi
  • 30 May 2023

  • The tonal morphology of the potential in Coatec Zapotec (Di′zhke′) : Implications for early Zapotecan tone, *ʔ, and verb classes through internal and comparative reconstruction
    Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona
  • 23 May 2023

  • Vowel shifts in Middle Wichi (Mataguayan family, South America)
    Verónica Nercesian Nicolás Arellano
  • 16 May 2023

  • From oblique to core case in the Southern Min languages : The role of topic in the emergence of optional object marking in Sinitic
    Hilary Chappell
  • 25 April 2023

  • Construct types in language change
    Stefan Schneider
  • 30 March 2023

  • Polarity reversal constructions and counterfactuals in Ancient Greek : Between implicature and conventionalization
    Ezra la Roi
  • 21 February 2023

  • ‘Common nighthawk’ (Chordeiles minor) in Algonquian and Siouan languages
    Vincent Collette | JHL 13:3 (2023) pp. 488–517
  • The ups and downs of relative particles in German diachrony : On loss, grammaticalization, and standardization
    Ann-Marie Moser | JHL 13:3 (2023) pp. 461–487
  • Different functions of ‘rā’ in New Persian : A semantic map analysis
    Mohammad Rasekh-Mahand Mehdi Parizadeh
  • A diachronic analysis of Spanish alg- series and n- series items in negated clauses
    Aaron Yamada
  • 6 February 2023

  • Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal . 2020. The NP-strategy for Expressing Reciprocity: Typology, History, Syntax and Semantics
    Reviewed by György Rákosi | JHL 13:3 (2023) pp. 518–526
  • 1 December 2022

  • Editor’s Corner
    JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 335–336
  • 22 November 2022

  • Relative construction in Hittite : A corpus-based case study in syntax-prosody interface
    Ekaterina Lyutikova Andrei Sideltsev | JHL 13:3 (2023) pp. 375–460
  • 7 November 2022

  • Robert Crellin Thomas Jügel (eds.). 2020. Perfects in IE Languages and Beyond
    Reviewed by Thanasis Giannaris | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 511–519
  • 4 November 2022

  • Bernd Heine , Gunther Kaltenböck , Tania Kuteva Haiping Long . 2021. The Rise of Discourse Markers
    Reviewed by Angeliki Alvanoudi | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 504–510
  • 26 September 2022

  • Phonological features of Caijia that are notable from a diachronic perspective
    Man Hei Lee | JHL 13:1 (2023) p. 82
  • 23 September 2022

  • Anticausatives in Classical Armenian
    Petr Kocharov | JHL 13:2 (2023) pp. 255–294
  • 21 September 2022

  • Regularity of semantic change in Romance anatomical terms
    James Law | JHL 13:2 (2023) pp. 295–325
  • Children as agents of language change : Diachronic evidence from Latin American Spanish phonology
    Israel Sanz-Sánchez María Irene Moyna | JHL 13:3 (2023) pp. 327–374
  • 16 August 2022

  • The historical dialectology of stative morphology in Zapotecan
    Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona | JHL 13:1 (2023) pp. 115–172
  • 19 July 2022

  • The negative cycle in Chinese : From synthetic to analytic and back to synthetic negation?
    Barbara Meisterernst | JHL 13:1 (2023) pp. 35–81
  • 15 July 2022

  • The emergence of conjunctions and phrasal coordination in Khanty
    Lena Borise Katalin É. Kiss | JHL 13:2 (2023) pp. 173–219
  • 14 July 2022

  • On the reconstruction of contrastive secondary palatalization in Common Slavic
    Florian Wandl Darya Kavitskaya | JHL 13:2 (2023) pp. 220–254
  • 21 June 2022

  • Diachronic developments in fricative + nasal sequences : A Tibeto-Burman case study
    Katia Chirkova Zev Handel | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 476–503
  • Erratic velars in West-Coastal Bantu : Explaining irregular sound change in Central Africa
    Sara Pacchiarotti Koen Bostoen | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 381–445
  • 31 May 2022

  • There sentences in extreme southern Italy : On the rise of a “Greek-style” pattern
    Alessandro De Angelis Giulia Bucci | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 337–380
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    Main BIC Subject

    CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative