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Journal Title: Diachronica
Volume/Issue:   30 / 3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 140 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles / Aufsätze

The narrative construction va + infinitive in Contemporary French: A linguistic phoenix rising from its medieval ashes?
Jacques Bres and Emmanuelle Labeau
295 – 322

Shedding more light on language classification using basic vocabularies and phylogenetic methods: A case study of Uralic
Kaj Syrjänen, Terhi Honkola, Kalle Korhonen, Jyri Lehtinen, Outi Vesakoski and Niklas Wahlberg
323 – 352

Synchronic variation and loss of case: Formal and informal language in a Dutch corpus of 17th-century Amsterdam texts
Fred Weerman, Mike Olson and Robert Cloutier
353 – 381

Dative and genitive variability in Late Modern English: Exploring cross-constructional variation and change
Christoph Wolk, Joan Bresnan, Anette Rosenbach and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
382 – 419

Reviews / Comptes rendus / Besprechungen

Indo-European syntax and pragmatics: Contrastive approaches. Edited by Eirik Welo.
Reviewed by Rosemarie Lühr
421 – 430

A history of the Spanish lexicon: A linguistic perspective. By Steven N. Dworkin.
Reviewed by John M. Ryan
431 – 434
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Dutch
French, Middle
French, Old
Language Family(ies): Uralic
LL Issue: 24.4520