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Journal Title: Diachronica
Volume/Issue:   30 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 152 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Aufsätze

An experimental study comparing linguistic phylogenetic reconstruction methods
François Barbançon, Steven N. Evans, Luay Nakhleh, Don Ringe and Tandy Warnow 143 – 170

Indefinites, negation and Jespersen’s Cycle in the history of Low German
Anne Breitbarth 171 – 201

From Proto-Hungarian SOV to Old Hungarian Top Foc V X
Katalin É. Kiss 202 – 231

Intervocalic lenition and word-boundary effects: Evidence from Judeo-Spanish
José Ignacio Hualde 232 – 266

Review article / Rapport critique / Forschungsbericht

Current Issues in Historical Romance Linguistics: Persistence vs. Innovation
Jurgen Klausenburger 267 – 280

Reviews / Comptes rendus / Besprechungen

Language and Archaeology in the Andes: A cross-disciplinary exploration of prehistory. Edited by Paul Heggarty & David G. Beresford Jones
Reviewed by Anthony P. Grant 281 – 286

French Anticausatives: A diachronic perspective. By Steffen Heidinger
Reviewed by Nikolaos Lavidas 287 – 294
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Saxon, Old
Hungarian, Old
Spanish, Old
German, Middle Low
Language Family(ies): Romance
LL Issue: 24.2906