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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   3 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 184 pp.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Corner
153 – 154


Null referential subjects in the history of Swedish
David Håkansson
155 – 191

Understanding diachronic change in Cappadocian Greek: The dialectological perspective
Petros Karatsareas
192 – 229

The emergence of the Romanian supine
Virginia Hill
230 – 271

Mapping meaning with distributional methods: A diachronic corpus-based study of existential there
Gard B. Jenset
272 – 306


Connecting Grammaticalisation by Jens Nørgård-Sorensen, Lars Heltoft & Lene Schøsler
Reviewed by Daniel M. Sáez Rivera
307 – 312

Gradual Creolization: Studies Celebrating Jacques Arends ed. by Rachel Selbach, Hugo C. Cardoso & Margot van den Berg
Reviewed by Natalie Operstein and Emily Newsom-Davis
313 – 323

Grammatical Change: Theory and Description ed. by Rachel Hendery & Jennifer Hendriks
Reviewed by Cinzia Russi
324 – 329

Language Contact: New Perspectives ed. By Muriel Norde, Bob de Jonge & Cornelius Hasselblatt
Reviewed by Chris Rogers
330 – 336
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Cappadocian
Greek, Modern
Language Family(ies): Slavic
LL Issue: 25.1162