Historical Linguistics 2011: Selected papers from the 20th by Ritsuko Kikusawa, Lawrence A. Reid

By Ritsuko Kikusawa, Lawrence A. Reid

This quantity of chosen papers from the twentieth overseas convention on ancient Linguistics (Osaka, Japan, July 2011) offers a suite of stimulating and ground-breaking reports on quite a lot of languages and language households. because the scope of stories that may be characterised as ‘Historical Linguistics’ has increased, ICHL meetings have likewise visible a broadening of themes awarded, and this convention used to be no exception, mirrored by way of the inclusion during this quantity of a plenary presentation at the grammaticalization of expressions of negation and gendered kinship in American signal Language. 3 different papers suggest new perspectives of the function of grammaticalization in English, chinese language, and Niger-Congo languages. 4 of the papers talk about particular difficulties that come up within the comparability and reconstruction of linguistic beneficial properties in a number languages from Asia, Europe and South the USA. The final six reviews take care of cutting edge techniques to the ancient improvement of suppletion in Romance languages, possessive classifiers in Austronesian, common quantifiers in Germanic, adjectival sequences in English, exaptation in Celtic and Early English, and waft in historical Egyptian.

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J. Publishers. Osugi, Yutaka, Ted Supalla & Rebecca Webb. 1999. “The Use of Word Elicitation to Identify Distinctive Gestural Systems on Amami Island”. 87–112. Osugi, Yutaka & Ted Supalla. 1998. “Structural Analysis of Gender Handshapes in Nihon Shuwa”. 60–74. Tokyo: Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies. Perniss, P. , R. Pfau & M. Steinbach, eds. 2007. Visible Variation: Comparative Studies on Sign Language Structure. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pélissier, Pierre. 1856. Iconographie des Signes, avec Des Notes Explicatives.

The ASL sign for “never” was originally a collocation of an 23 24 Ted Supalla A. Appearance of the verb KNOW in unmarked prosody APPRECIATE KNOW WHO B. Case of negative expression imposed on the verb KNOW OH-WELL INDEX: first person DON’T KNOW C. Case of persistence from intensified two-handed articulation throughout the negative phrase OH-WELL INDEX: first person DON’T KNOW Figure 4. KNOW and DON’T-KNOW variants by Hotchkiss in 1913 NAD film ALWAYS 1 2 Early form NOT-THIS Figure 5. The etymology of ASL NEVER Modern form The role of historical research in building a SL typology, variation, and change adverb followed by the negative morpheme: ALWAYS+NOT-THIS.

By G. Booji & J. van Marle, 19–39. Dordrecht/Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Aronoff, Mark, Irit Meir & Wendy Sandler. 2005. “The Paradox of Sign Language Morphology”. 301–344. Baker-Shenk, Charlotte & Dennis Cokely. 1980. American Sign Language: A Teacher’s Resource Text on Grammar and Culture. Silver Spring, MD: T. J. Publishers. Barnard, Frederick Agustus Porter. 1834. “Observations on the Education of the Deaf and Dumb”. Reprinted from the North American Review. Bellugi, Ursula & Susan Fischer.

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