LINGUIST List 12.191

Thu Jan 25 2001

Books: Historical Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Historical Ling: by Dworkin & Wanner / by Sornicola et al.

Message 1: Historical Ling: by Dworkin & Wanner / by Sornicola et al.

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 12:38:21 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Historical Ling: by Dworkin & Wanner / by Sornicola et al.

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of these two new works 
in Historical Linguistics.
The book edited by Dworkin & Wanner is also of interest to Romance linguists.

New Approaches to Old Problems.
Issues in Romance historical linguistics.
Steven D. DWORKIN (University of Michigan) and Dieter WANNER (The Ohio 
State University) (eds.)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 210
US & Canada: 1 58811 021 4 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3717 4 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

This volume contains revised versions of thirteen of the papers
presented at the parasession, "New Solutions to Old Problems: Issues
in Romance Historical Linguistics", held as part of the 29th
Linguistic Symposium on the Romance Languages (1999). These studies
examine specific problems in Romance historical linguistics within the
framework of new analytical approaches, many of which represent
extensions into the diachronic realm of methodologies and theories
originally formulated to explain aspects of synchronic phonology and
syntax. Insights afforded by Principles and Parameters, the Minimalist
Program, Optimality Theory, grammaticalization theory, and
sociohistorical linguistics are used to elucidate such long-standing
issues in traditional historical grammar as diphthongization in
Hispano-Romance, syncope of intertonic vowels in Hispano- and
Gallo-Romane, Romance lenition, the role of analogy in morphological
change, word order, infinitival constructions, and the collocation of
clitic object pronouns in Old French and Old Spanish.

Contributions by: 
Steven N. Dworkin; Dieter Wanner; Jurgen Klausenburger; Thomas
D. Cravens; Dale Hartkemeyer; Glenn A. Mart�nez; Donald N. Tuten; Mark
Davies; Monique Dufresne, Fernande Dupuis & Mireille Tremblay; Andr�s
Enrique-Arias; Paul Hirschb�hler & Marie Labelle; Ken Johnson; Enrique
Mall�n; France Martineau & Virginia Motapanyane.

Stability, Variation and Change of Word-Order Patterns over Time.
with the assistance of Paola Como
Rosanna SORNICOLA (Universita di Napoli Frederico II), Erich POPPE 
(Philipps-Universitaet Marburg)
and Ariel SHISHA HALEVY (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) (eds.)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 213
US & Canada: 1 58811 037 0 / USD 86.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3720 4 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)

The issue of permanence and change of word-order patterns has long
been debated in both historical linguistics and structural
theories. The interest in this theme has been revamped by contemporary
research in typology with its emphasis on correlation or 'harmonies'
of structures of word-order as explicative principles of both
synchronic and diachronic processes. The aim of this book is to
stimulate a critical reconsideration of perspectives and methods in
the study of continuities and discontinuities of word-order
patterns. Bringing together contributions by specialists of various
theoretical backgrounds and with expertise in different language
families or groups (Caucasian, Hamito-Semitic, and - among
Indo-European - Hittite, Greek, Celtic, Germanic, Slavonic, Romance),
the book addresses issues like the notions of stability, variation and
change of word-order and their interrelations, the interplay of
syntactic and pragmatic factors, and the role of internal and external
factors in synchronic and diachronic dynamics of word-order. The book
contains a selection of papers presented at a workshop held at the
XIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics (D�sseldorf,
August 1997) and additonal invited contributions. Contributions by:
Jean-Pierre Benoist, Marcello Cherchi, Oliver Currie, Guy Deutscher,
Jan Terje Faarlund, Alice C. Harris, Carol F. Justus, Antonio
Loprieno, Erich Poppe, Anette Rosenbach & Letizia Vezzosi, Ariel
Shisha Halevy, Rosanna Sornicola, Willem Koopman & Wim van der Wurff,
Mark Janse.

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