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The Development of Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the reconstructable linguistic changes that occurred in the development from Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic. The first half of the chapter discusses regular sound ... More


Lexicon versus Syntax *: Evidence from Morphological Causatives

Julia Horvath and Tal Siloni

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter empirically sorts out morphological alternations often grouped together under the label causativization. A careful analysis of Japanese versus Hungarian morphological causatives reveals ... More


Physiological and morphological consequences of training

Gabriel Horn

in Memory, Imprinting, and the Brain: An Inquiry into Mechanisms

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521563
eISBN:
9780191706578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines whether there are morphological and physiological changes in the IMHV associated with imprinting. When chicks were trained by exposure to a rotating red box, changes were ... More


Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume II: Morphological, Syntactic, and Typological Change

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583430
eISBN:
9780191595288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583430.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates a large range of changes and their motivations in all parts of the grammar and lexicon. The core argument is that, in the absence of a Grand Unification Theory in linguistics, ... More


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

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583423
eISBN:
9780191723438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583423.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates a large range of changes and their motivations in all parts of the grammar and lexicon. The core argument is that, in the absence of a Grand Unification Theory in linguistics, ... More


Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, ... More


Will cognitive enhancement lead to more well-being? The case of people with disabilities

Heather Bradshaw

in Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198727392
eISBN:
9780191835230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727392.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter argues that we can’t know whether a particular morphological change will be an enhancement until we analyze its impact on the well-being of the specific individual undergoing it and ... More


Morphological Change through Time

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

in Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter focuses on the analysis of microevolutionary patterns in morphology in the context of sequence architecture. The investigation of morphological evolution requires the analysis of ... More


Changes in dendritic and synaptic structure in chick forebrain consequent on passive avoidance learning

M. G. Stewart

in Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521846
eISBN:
9780191724640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Newly hatched domestic chicks peck at small objects in their field of view but quickly learn to distinguish between food and nonfood. Knowledge of this discrimination ability allows development of an ... 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


Cue-Based Change: Inflection and Subjects in the History of Portuguese Infinitives

Acrisio Pires

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyzes two major instances of morphological change with syntactic effects in the behaviour of infinitives in Portuguese, and proposes an account for these changes in terms of a theory ... More


The development of Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

in From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses the reconstructable linguistic changes that occurred in the development from Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic. The first half of the chapter discusses regular sound ... More


Inflectional Morphology and the Loss of Verb-Second In English

Eric Haeberli

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old English (OE) exhibits word-order patterns which are reminiscent of the Verb Second (V2) phenomenon found in many modern Germanic languages. Thus, fronting of some constituent often leads to ... More


The development and diversification of West Germanic

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

in The Development of Old English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter sketches the development from Proto-Northwest Germanic to Proto-West Germanic and discusses some subsequent changes that were widely shared among West Germanic dialects. It resembles the ... More


Changes and explanations

Cynthia L. Allen

in Dative External Possessors in Early English

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter evaluates proposals that have been put forward to explain the loss of dative external possessors in English. The leading explanation using internal developments as a trigger links the ... More


The development and diversification of Northwest Germanic

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

in The Development of Old English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter sketches the development from Proto-Germanic to Proto-Northwest Germanic and discusses some subsequent changes that were widely shared among Northwest Germanic dialects. In addition to ... More


Person endings in the old Italian verb system

Laura Vanelli

in Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a contrastive account of the systems of verbal inflection in thirteenth-century Florentine (also known as old Italian) and in the modern language. The old Italian system is ... More


A new methodology for quantitative 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/9780198718178.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 7 summarizes the book and discusses how the proposed framework provides researchers with the methodological guidance to answer new questions, as well as answering existing questions in new ... More


The Development of Old English

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume traces the development of English phonology and morphology from Proto-Germanic to Old English of about the year 900 and describes Old English syntax in a modern framework from a ... More


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