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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   2 / 1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 151 pp.

Table of Content

Editors’ Corner
1

Readers’ Corner
Pierluigi Cuzzolin
3–6

Articles

Nyikina paradigms and refunctionalization: A cautionary tale in morphological reconstruction
Claire Bowern
7–24

Third-person possessive suffixes as definite articles in Semitic
John Huehnergard and Na'ama Pat-El
25–51

Embedding Papiamentu in the mixed language debate
Bart Jacobs
52–82

Mechanisms of language change in a functional system: The recent semantic evolution of English future time expressions
Nadja Nesselhauf
83–132

Reviews

The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern German by Christopher D. Sapp
Reviewed by Evie Coussé
133–139

Historical Linguistics 2007: Selected Papers from the 18th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 6–11 August 2007 ed. by Monique Dufresne, Fernande Dupuis & Etleva Vocaj
Reviewed by Dag T.T. Haug
140–146

Loanwords in Japanese by Mark Irwin
Reviewed by David J. Iannucci
147–151
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Subject Language(s): English
German
Japanese
Nyigina
Papiamento
Crioulo, Upper Guinea
German, Middle High
German, Old High
Language Family(ies): Semitic
 
LL Issue: 23.3464