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Name: Dieter  Wanner
Institution: Ohio State University
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State and/or Country: OH
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: 2003 Pathways of change: 2nd person plural in Spanish. Theory, Practice, Acquisition, ed. P. Kempchinsky and C.-E. Piñeros, 102-120. Somerville: Cascadilla Press.

2003 Romance linguistics is alive and well. La Corónica 31.2:103-114.

2001 From Latin to the Romance Languages. Language Universals and Language Typology (Handbook of Linguistics and Communication Science), ed. Martin Haspelmath et al., vol. 2:2, Beitrag 120, 1691-1706. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2001 La pérdida del clítico adverbial y en castellano. Lengua medieval y tradiciones discursivas en la Península Ibérica. Descripción gramatical – pragmática histórica – metodología, ed. J. Kabatek & D. Jacob, 1-28. Frankfurt/ Main: Vervuert & Madrid: Iberoamericana.

2000 Beyond parameters. New Approaches to Old Problems. Papers from the Parasession on Historical Linguistics, LSRL XXIX, ed. Stephen Dworkin and Dieter Wanner, 1-31. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Clitics: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1892-1991
 New Approaches to Old Problems
 The Power of Analogy
Courses Taught: Undergraduate
Span 401 Review Grammar
Span 403 Spanish Composition
Span 404 Spanish Phonetics
Span 536 Language Change in Spanish
Span 601 Spanish Syntax
Span 732 Spanish Syntax and Semantics
Span 734 Spanish Phonology and Morphology
Span 736 History of the Spanish Language
Span 833 Studies in Spanish Synchronic Linguistics
(Phonology, Syntax)
Span 836 Studies in Spanish Diachronic Linguistics (Historical Spanish Syntax)
Span 893 Independent Studies (various topics)
RomLg 811 Romance Linguistics I
RomLg 812 Romance Linguistics II (Morphosyntax, Clitics)
Ling 795.12 (LSA Linguistic Institute, Summer 1993, The Ohio State University): Development of Romance Clitic Pronouns

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