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Sound Change and the History of English

Jeremy Smith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book addresses the question: why do sound changes happen when and where they do? It discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. It relates the arguments to larger questions ... More


Recent Research on the Historical Relationships of the Papuan Languages, or, What Does Linguistics Say about the Prehistory of Melanesia?

Andrew Pawley

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There are over twenty separate language families within the more than 700 “Papuan” languages of New Guinea, East Nusa Tenggara, and Island Melanesia, none of which can be convincingly shown to be ... More


The Languages of Island Melanesia

Eva Lindström, Angela Terrill, Ger Reesink, and Michael Dunn

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides an overview of the Papuan and the Oceanic languages (a branch of Austronesian) in Northern Island Melanesia, as well as phenomena arising through contact between these groups. ... More


Introduction: Archaeology, Linguistics, and the Andean Past: A Much-Needed Conversation

DAVID BERESFORD-JONES and PAUL HEGGARTY

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This volume is a collection which includes the text of papers presented at the September 2008 Cambridge Symposium on Archaeology and Linguistics in the Andes. The Cambridge symposium sought to bring ... More


Central Andean Language Expansion and the Chavín Sphere of Interaction

RICHARD L. BURGER

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the possibility that the development of the Chavín Horizon may have stimulated the expansion of one of the major central Andean language families, particularly Aymara, once ... More


Modelling the Quechua‐Aymara Relationship: Structural Features, Sociolinguistic Scenarios, and Possible Archaeological Evidence

PIETER MUYSKEN

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores various sociolinguistic scenarios of language contact which may be potentially invoked to account for the complex relationship between Quechua and Aymara. The evidence for the ... More


Evidence for Language Emergence

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates, and John H. Schumann

in The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384246
eISBN:
9780199869916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384246.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers evidence for language as a complex adaptive system (CAS). This empirical support is drawn from computer simulations of language evolution, the development of pidgin and creole ... More


Methodological challenges in historical linguistics

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

in Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 1 sets out the aims of the book, and introduces the core topics of models in historical linguistics, and the role of quantitative vs. qualitative methods in historical linguistics. The ... More


Documenting “American”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Academics experienced some of the same accusations of disloyalty and mistrust as Mencken during World War I, which led to the firing of faculty members for treasonous teachings. It was in this ... More


A Linguistic History of Arabic

Jonathan Owens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

A widespread interpretation of the history of Arabic is that of Old Arabic, roughly Classical Arabic of the 9th and 10th centuries, developing into the contemporary Neo-Arabic dialects. This ... More


Building on the Tradition

D. Gary Miller

in Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I: Approaches, Methodology, and Sound Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583423
eISBN:
9780191723438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583423.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Most current thinking about language change is directly linked to ideas from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This chapter shows how the neogrammarian concept of synchronic regularity ... More


Corpora and quantitative methods in historical linguistics

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

in Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 3 provides an overview of the use of corpora and quantitative methods in historical linguistics over time. This chapter further substantiates the claims in Chapter 1 regarding the underuse of ... More


Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

John McWhorter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309805
eISBN:
9780199788378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Foreigners often say that the English language is “easy”. A language like Spanish is challenging in its variety of verb endings and gender for nouns, whereas English is more straightforward. But ... More


A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Donald Ringe (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This volume traces the prehistory of English from Proto-Indo-European, its earliest reconstructable ancestor, to Proto-Germanic, the latest ancestor shared by all the Germanic languages. It begins ... More


Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Jonathan S. Friedlaender (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The broad arc of islands north of Australia, extending from Indonesia east towards the central Pacific, is home to a set of human populations whose diversity is unsurpassed elsewhere. Approximately ... More


Inventing a psychology of language

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653669
eISBN:
9780191742040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter takes a look at efforts to identify the origins of language. It studies research that was conducted on language from the Enlightenment until the romanticism period, and then identifies ... More


Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

An innovative guide to quantitative, corpus-based research in historical and diachronic linguistics, this book provides an original and thoroughly worked-out methodological framework, which ... More


Foundations of the framework

Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

in Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198718178
eISBN:
9780191787515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718178.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 2 deals with the foundations of the framework outlined in the book. The basic assumptions of the framework are made explicit, and the chapter continues with three main sections on the major ... More


Summary and conclusions

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This final chapter wraps up the main conclusions of the book: the origin of the to-infinitive and its reanalysis as a non-finite subjunctive clause, and its rise and spread at the expense of the ... More


The Promise of—and the Threats to—Historical Linguistics as a Complement of Bentleyan World History

Martin W. Lewis

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historical linguistics offers powerful tools for the broad-based approach to world history pioneered by Jerry Bentley. Linguistic analysis, for example, has allowed scholars to solve the mystery of ... More


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