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Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance

Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance

Sam Wolfe and Christine Meklenborg (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198841166
eISBN:
9780191876677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841166.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers a range of synchronic and diachronic case studies in comparative Germanic and Romance morphosyntax. These two language families, spoken by over a billion people today, have been of ... More

The Oxford Latin SyntaxVolume II: The Complex Sentence and Discourse

The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume II: The Complex Sentence and Discourse

Harm Pinkster

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199230563
eISBN:
9780191895968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230563.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Volume II of the Oxford Latin Syntax deals with the syntax and pragmatics of complex sentences in Latin and other topics that transcend the simple clause (which is the content of Volume I). The ... More

Romance Object CliticsMicrovariation and Linguistic Change

Romance Object Clitics: Microvariation and Linguistic Change

Diego Pescarini

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198864387
eISBN:
9780191896545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864387.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the evolution of object clitic pronouns in the Romance languages. It aims to explore the empirical facets of cliticization and elaborate on the theoretical ramifications of the ... More

The Oxford History of Romanian Morphology

The Oxford History of Romanian Morphology

Martin Maiden, Adina Dragomirescu, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Oana Uţă, and Rodica Zafiu

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198829485
eISBN:
9780191867989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Romanian is one of the most morphologically complex Romance languages. This book is the first ever comprehensive and accessible account of how that morphological system evolved. Here are some of the ... More

Women in the History of Linguistics

Women in the History of Linguistics

Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Helena Sanson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Women in the History of Linguistics is a ground-breaking investigation into women’s contribution to the description, analysis, and codification of languages across a wide range of different ... More

The Emergence of Functions in Language

The Emergence of Functions in Language

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Why do grammatical systems of various languages express different meanings? Given that languages spoken in the same geographical area by people sharing similar social structure, occupations, and ... More

Language or Dialect?The History of a Conceptual Pair

Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Raf Van Rooy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

‘What is the difference between a language and a dialect?’ is one of the questions most frequently asked of linguists. A notorious and oft-repeated answer is ‘A language is a dialect with an army and ... More

Phonetic Causes of Sound ChangeThe Palatalization and Assibilation of Obstruents

Phonetic Causes of Sound Change: The Palatalization and Assibilation of Obstruents

Daniel Recasens

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845010
eISBN:
9780191880377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845010.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The present study sheds light on the phonetic causes of sound change and the intermediate stages of the diachronic pathways by studying the palatalization and assibilation of velar stops (referred to ... More

Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative FictionA Corpus-Assisted Approach

Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Beatrix Busse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The present study investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including, for instance, the novels Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, ... More

RevivalisticsFrom the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond

Revivalistics: From the Genesis of Israeli to Language Reclamation in Australia and Beyond

Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199812776
eISBN:
9780190097042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199812776.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This seminal book introduces revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration. The book is divided into two main parts that ... More

Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Sam Wolfe and Martin Maiden (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging array of case studies on variation and change in Gallo-Romance grammar. Both standard and non-standard Gallo-Romance data have the potential to be of enormous value to ... More

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the MediterraneanVolume II: Patterns and Processes

The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume II: Patterns and Processes

Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, and David Willis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199602544
eISBN:
9780191810947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602544.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book constitutes the second volume of the two-volume work The history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. While the first volume united a rich collection of ten case ... More

The Whole World in a BookDictionaries in the Nineteenth Century

The Whole World in a Book: Dictionaries in the Nineteenth Century

Sarah Ogilvie and Gabriella Safran (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190913199
eISBN:
9780190913229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913199.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The nineteenth century saw a new wave of dictionaries, many of which remain household names. Those dictionaries didn’t just store words; they represented imperial ambitions, nationalist passions, ... More

Dative External Possessors in Early English

Dative External Possessors in Early English

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents the results of a corpus-based case study of diachronic English syntax. Present Day English is in a minority of European languages in not having a productive dative external ... More

Palatal Sound Change in the Romance LanguagesDiachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Palatal Sound Change in the Romance Languages: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

André Zampaulo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198807384
eISBN:
9780191845000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807384.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This monograph presents a thorough investigation of the main historical and present-day variation and change patterns undergone by palatal sounds in the Romance languages. By relying on phonetic and ... More

Cycles in Language Change

Cycles in Language Change

Miriam Bouzouita, Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert, and Elisabeth Witzenhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The notion of ‘linguistic cycle’ has long been recognized as being relevant to the descriptions of many processes of language change. In a process known as grammaticalization, a given linguistic form ... More

Categoriality in Language ChangeThe Case of the English Gerund

Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This study presents the first elaborate attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes “noun”/“nominal” and “verb”/“clause.” In ... More

Word Order and Parameter Change in RomanianA Comparative Romance Perspective

Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian: A Comparative Romance Perspective

Alexandru Nicolae

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a comprehensive description and in-depth analysis of the major word order changes affecting the clausal and the nominal domains in the transition from old to modern Romanian. The ... More

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The Oxford Guide to Middle High German is the most comprehensive self-contained treatment of Middle High German available in English. It covers the language, literature, history, and culture of ... More

Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Drawing on the resources created by the Institute of Historical Dialectology at the University of Edinburgh (now the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics), such as eLALME (the electronic ... More

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