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Message 1: Studies in the History of the English Language II: Curzan, Emmons

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:05:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Studies in the History of the English Language II: Curzan, Emmons


Title: Studies in the History of the English Language II
Subtitle: Unfolding Conversations
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics 45
			
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter 
		http://www.mouton-publishers.com
			
Editor: Anne Curzan, University of Michigan 
Author: Kimberly Emmons, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110180979, Pages: xii, 500, Price: Europe EURO: 94.00
	 Comment: approx. US$ 113.00 


Abstract:
			
Studies in the History of the English Language II contains selected
papers from the SHEL-2 conference held at the University of Washington
in Spring 2002. In the volume, scholars from North America and Europe
address a broad spectrum of research topics in historical English
linguistics, including new theories/methods such as Optimality Theory
and corpus linguistics, and traditional fields such as phonology and
syntax.

In each of the four sections - Philology and linguistics; Corpus- and
text-based studies; Constraint-based studies; Dialectology - a key
article provides the focal point for a discussion between leading
scholars, who respond directly to each other's arguments within the
volume.

The volume spans topics and time periods from Proto-Germanic sound
change to twenty-first century dialect variation, and methodologies
from painstaking philological work with written texts to high-speed
data gathering in computerized corpora. As a whole, the volume
captures an ongoing conversation at the heart of historical English
linguistics: the question of evidence and historical reconstruction.

FROM THE CONTENTS:
 
Section 1: Linguistics and philology 

Introduction: Linguistics and philology 
Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons 

Philology, linguistics, and the history of [hw]~[w] 
Donka Minkova

An essay in historical sociolinguistics?: On Donka Minkova's
"Philology, linguistics, and the history of [hw]~[w]"
Lesley Milroy

A brief response 
Donka Minkova

Why we should not believe in short diphthongs 
David L. White

Extended forms (Streckformen) in English 
Anatoly Liberman

Linguistic change in words one owns: How trademarks become "generic"
Ronald R. Butters and Jennifer Westerhaus


Section 2: Corpus- and text-based studies

Introduction: Corpus- and text-based studies 
Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons

The meanings and uses of the progressive construction in an early
eighteenth-century English network
Susan M. Fitzmaurice

Investigating the expressive progressive: On Susan Fitzmaurice's "The
meanings and uses of the progressive construction in an early
eighteenth-century English network"
Erik Smitterberg

A brief response
Susan M. Fitzmaurice

Modal use across registers and time 
Douglas Biber

The need for good texts: The case of Henry Machyn's Day Book,
1550-1563 Richard W. Bailey

The perils of firsts: Dating Rawlinson MS Poet. 108 and tracing the
development of monolingual English lexicons
Ian Lancashire


Section 3: Constraint-based studies

Introduction: Constraint-based studies 
Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons

The evolution of Middle English alliterative meter 
Geoffrey Russom

Old English poetry and the alliterative revival: On Geoffrey Russom's
"The evolution of Middle English alliterative meter"
Robert D. Fulk

A brief response 
Geoffrey Russom

A central metrical prototype for English iambic tetrameter verse:
Evidence from Chaucer's octosyllabic lines
Xingzhong Li

Early English clause structure change in a stochastic optimality
theory setting Brady Z. Clark

The role of perceptual contrast in Verner's Law 
Olga Petrova


Section 4: Dialectology

Introduction: Dialectology 
Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons

Historical perspectives on the pen/pin merger in Southern American
English
Michael Montgomery and Connie Eble

Digging up the roots of Southern American English: On Michael
Montgomery and Connie Eble's "Historical perspectives on the pen/pin
merger in Southern American English"
Guy Bailey

A brief response 
Michael Montgomery and Connie Eble

Vowel merger in west central Indiana: A naughty, knotty problem
Betty S. Phillips

The spread of negative contraction in early English 
Richard M. Hogg


Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics 	
			 
Subject Language(s):	English (Language Code: ENG)
			 
Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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