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LINGUIST List 24.4971

Thu Dec 05 2013

Books: Historical Linguistics 2011: Kikusawa, Reid (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Historical Linguistics 2011: Kikusawa, Reid (Eds)
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Title: Historical Linguistics 2011
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, 25-30 July 2011
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 326
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.326

Editor: Ritsuko Kikusawa
Editor: Lawrence A. Reid
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271198 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271198 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271198 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248459 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248459 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248459 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This volume of selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Osaka, Japan, July 2011) presents a set of stimulating and ground-breaking studies on a wide range of languages and language families. As the scope of studies that can be characterized as ‘Historical Linguistics’ has expanded, ICHL conferences have likewise seen a broadening of topics presented, and this conference was no exception, reflected by the inclusion in this volume of a plenary presentation on the grammaticalization of expressions of negation and gendered kinship in American Sign Language. Three other papers propose new views of the role of grammaticalization in English, Chinese, and Niger-Congo languages. Four of the papers discuss specific problems that arise in the comparison and reconstruction of linguistic features in a range of languages from Asia, Europe and South America. The last six studies deal with innovative approaches to the historical development of suppletion in Romance languages, possessive classifiers in Austronesian, universal quantifiers in Germanic, adjectival sequences in English, exaptation in Celtic and Early English, and drift in Ancient Egyptian.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Egyptian (egy)
                            English (eng)
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
                            Celtic
                            Germanic
                            Niger-Congo

Written In: English (eng)

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