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From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Variation and Reconstruction: Cravens (Ed) 

	
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From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
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Title: Variation and Reconstruction 
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 268  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20268 


Editor: Thomas D. Cravens, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hardback: ISBN: 902724782X Pages: 223 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902724782X Pages: 223 Price: U.S. $ 126.00


Abstract:

The relation of language variation to reconstructed languages and to the
methodology of reconstruction has long been neglected. The articles in the
present volume consider this relationship from a number of different
angles, with a number of different focuses. Several of the papers discuss
evidence from Germanic, either Proto-Germanic (Joseph, Schwink), or
daughter languages such as Dutch (Goss & Howell), Afrikaans (Roberge),
Newcastle English (Milroy), and a Wisconsin German dialect (Geiger &
Salmons). Other papers look at Italian (Cravens), Spanish
(Harris-Northall), and the non-Indo-European languages or families Aramaic
(Miller), and Proto-Hmong-Mien (Ratliff), and the Southeast Asian languages
Phan Rang Cham and Tsat (Thurgood). In doing so they bring together a
number of interconnected issues which are of current concern in comparative
and historical linguistics. 

Table of contents

Variation and reconstruction 
Mary K. Niepokuj 1  
Microvariability in time and space: Reconstructing the past from the present 
Thomas D. Cravens 16  
Reconstructing variation at shallow time depths: The historical phonetics
of 19th century German dialects in the U.S. 
Steven R. Geiger and Joseph C. Salmons 37  
Social and structural factors in the development of Dutch urban dialects in
the Early Modern period 
Emily L. Goss and Robert B. Howell 59  
Reduction of variation in the standardization of Castilian Spanish around 1500 
Ray Harris-Northall 91  
On projecting variation back into a proto-language, with particular
attention to Germanic evidence and some thoughts on "drift" 
Brian D. Joseph 103  
Variation of direct speech complementizers in Achaemenid Aramaic documents
from Fifth Century B.C.E. Egypt 
Cynthia L. Miller 119  
Language change and the speaker: On the discourse of Historical Linguistics 
James Milroy 147  
Prefix variation and reconstruction 
Martha Ratliff 165  
On reconstructing a linguistic continuum in Cape Dutch (1710 1840) 
Paul T. Roberge 179  
The reconstruction of variability in Proto-Germanic gender 
Frederick W. Schwink 203  
Variation as a reflection of contact: Notes from Southeast Asia 
Graham Thurgood 215  
Index  223 



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Germanic


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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