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Journal Title: Diachronica
Volume/Issue:   30/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 141 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Aufsätze

Inflectional change, ‘sound laws’ and the autonomy of morphology: The case of Scandinavian case and gender reduction
Hans-Olav Enger 1 – 26

Finitization: A shift of dependency-coding strategy from Proto-Tupi-Guarani to Emérillon
Françoise Rose 27 – 60

Dialect contact as the cause for dialect change: Evidence from a phonemic merger in colonial New Mexican Spanish
Israel Sanz-Sánchez 61 – 94

The correspondence problem in syntactic reconstruction
George Walkden 95 – 122

Review article / Rapport critique / Forschungsbericht

Defectiveness and deponency in diachrony
Matthew L. Juge 123 – 134

Reviews / Comptes rendus / Besprechungen

Historische Syntax des Deutschen: Eine Einführung. By Jürg Fleischer and Oliver Schallert
Reviewed by Christopher D. Sapp 135 – 140

Editorial 141
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Emerillon
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.2084