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Journal Title: Diachronica
Volume/Issue:   29 / 4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 152 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Aufsätze

Phonologically-constrained change: The role of the foot in monosyllabization and rhythmic shifts in Mainland Southeast Asia
Marc Brunelle and Pittayawat Pittayaporn
411 – 433

The emergence of obstruents after high vowels
David R. Mortensen
434 – 470

The principle of morphosyntactic subsystem integrity in language contact: Evidence from morphological borrowing in Resígaro (Arawakan)
Frank Seifart
471 – 504

New methodologies for historical linguistics?: Calibrating a lexicon-based methodology for diffusion vs. subgrouping
Mark Donohue, Tim Denham and Stephen Oppenheimer
505 – 522

Discussion Notes

Basic vocabulary and Bayesian phylolinguistics: Issues of understanding and representation
Simon J. Greenhill and Russell D. Gray
523 – 537

Consensus and the lexicon in historical linguistics: Rejoinder to “Basic vocabulary and Bayesian phylolinguistics”
Mark Donohue, Tim Denham and Stephen Oppenheimer
538 – 546

Reviews / Comptes rendus / Besprechungen

Low Saxon Dialects across Borders — Niedersächsische Dialekte über Grenzen hinweg. Edited by Alexandra N. Lenz, Charlotte Gooskens & Siemon Reker
Reviewed by Jack Hoeksema
547 – 551

Analysing Variation in English. Edited by Warren Maguire & April McMahon
Reviewed by James A. Walker
552 – 557

Editorial

Joe’s Jottings
559 – 562
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
 
LL Issue: 24.309