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Journal Title: Studies in Language
Volume/Issue:   37/3
Issue Title: On multiple source constructions in language change
Date: 22/10/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. vi, 219 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction

On multiple source constructions in language change
Freek Van de Velde, Hendrik De Smet and Lobke Ghesquière
473 – 489

Articles

Multiple inheritance and constructional change
Graeme Trousdale
491 – 514

An inquiry into unidirectionality as a foundational element of grammaticalization: On the role played by analogy and the synchronic grammar system in processes of language change
Olga Fischer
515 – 533

Serving two masters: Form–function friction in syntactic amalgams
Hendrik De Smet and Freek Van de Velde
534 – 565

Multiple sources for the German scandal construction
Livio Gaeta
566 – 598

Sources of auxiliation in the perfects of Europe
Bridget Drinka
599 – 644

Multiple roots of innovations in language contact: Evidence from morphological intermingling in contact between Ingrian Finnish and Estonian
Helka Riionheimo
645 – 674

Multiple sources and multiple causes multiply explored
Brian D. Joseph
675 – 691
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
German
Greek, Ancient
Latin
 
LL Issue: 24.4174