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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


General introduction

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/9780199284139.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This introductory chapter explains the rationale of the book and its intended audience. It indicates briefly the author’s positions on the uniformitarian principle, linguistic descent, the regularity ... More


Formal Universals as Emergent Phenomena: The Origins of Structure Preservation

Joan L. Bybee

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter illustrates the relationship among synchronic universals, paths of change, and mechanisms of change with respect to the phonological changes that create the structural tendency known as ... More


Vowel Prosthesis in Romance: A Diachronic Study

Rodney Sampson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541157
eISBN:
9780191716096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents for the first time an in‐depth historical account of vowel prosthesis in the Romance languages. Vowel prosthesis is a change which involves the appearance of a non‐etymological ... More


Concluding Remarks

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It shows that by comparing systematically obtained phonetic ... More


Word Frequency and Context of Use in the Lexical Diffusion of Phonetically Conditioned Sound Change

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Lexical diffusion refers to the way a sound change affects the lexicon. If a sound change is lexically abrupt, all the words of a language are affected by the sound change at the same rate. If a ... More


Lexicalization of Sound Change and Alternating Environments

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines sound changes that occur at the boundaries between two words, setting up more than one variant for a word. What happens in such cases is interesting, because it is common for ... More


Phonetics, Predictions, Parallels

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents an independent method of assessing how we might expect voiced aspirates to change. The principles of a phonetic model of sound change are applied to the case in question: the ... More


The Phonology of the Lexicon: Evidence from Lexical Diffusion

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

In many areas of linguistics, examining the nature of diachronic changes leads to a more accurate modeling of synchronic systems. Lexical diffusion—the way a sound change spreads through the ... More


Theoretical considerations

André Zampaulo

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198807384
eISBN:
9780191845000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807384.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter provides the theoretical framework that informs the analyses in the book. It builds upon the assumptions and contributions of different—albeit complementary—theoretical approaches to ... More


Phonetic bias in sound change

Andrew Garrett and Keith Johnson

in Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199573745
eISBN:
9780191745249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573745.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Most typologies of sound change have drawn either a two-way distinction between changes grounded in articulation and perception or a three-way distinction among perceptual confusion, hypocorrective ... More


Denaturalized Phonetic Processes

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/9780199583423.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Classic sound change begins in phonetic environments but rapidly gives way to more abstract (phonological, morphological, etc.) conditioning. Extension to broader contexts can initially yield ... More


Word Frequency in Lexical Diffusion and the Source of Morphophonological Change

Joan Bybee

in Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195301571
eISBN:
9780199867271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301571.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Two ideas that have been around for almost a century need to be reexamined in the light of existing theories of linguistic change. These ideas involve the relationship between word frequency and ... More


The Italic Sound Change:Background

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the series of stops reconstructed for Proto–Indo–European (PIE) generally referred to as ‘voiced aspirates’. It addresses two objections against the ... 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


Older Runic evidence for North‐West Germanic a‐umlaut of u (and ‘the converse of Polivanov's Law’)

Patrick Stiles

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The main structural effect of North-West-Germanic ‘a-umlaut’ — which involved shuffling the allophones of /i/, /e/ and /u/ depending on the following environment — was creation of the phoneme short ... More


Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization

Alan C. L. Yu (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199573745
eISBN:
9780191745249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573745.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume showcases the current state of the art in phonologization research, bringing together work by leading scholars in sound change research from different disciplinary and scholarly ... More


The separate prehistory of Old English: sound changes

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/9780199207848.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This very long chapter discusses and exemplifies in detail the important regular sound changes that occurred in the separate prehistory of Old English (down to about the year 900) and the ... More


On “The Phonological Basis of Sound Change” (after Hopkins)

Andrew Garrett

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter presents a poem by Andrew Garrett entitled “The Phonological Basis of Sound Change,” which deals with sound change, grammar, and phonology.


Writing Systems

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the types of writing systems that people have developed and the general principles behind how they work. It distinguishes between semasiography, which represents ideas ... More


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