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Comparative, Historical, and Typological Linguistics since the Eighteenth Century

Kurt R. Jankowsky.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

March 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 9541 words.

Francis Bacon’s (1561–1626) demand for scientific language investigation, supplemented by Gottfried Leibniz’s (1646–1716) endorsement of natural scientific methodology, provided the...

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Degrees of grammaticalization across languages

Béatrice Lamiroy and Walter De Mulder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 5584 words.

This article analyses the variation in degrees of grammaticalisation across languages. It proposes the hypothesis that an essential property of grammaticalisation also applies within a...

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The drift of English toward invariable word order from a typological and Germanic perspective

John A. Hawkins.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 4672 words.

This article looks at Edward Sapir’s notion of ‘drift’ in the history of the English language and examines drifts from the perspective of John A. Hawkins’ Performance-Grammar Correspondence...

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Grammaticalization and linguistic typology

Walter Bisang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 4440 words.

This article considers grammaticalisation in relation to linguistic typology and presents topological studies of grammaticalisation. It addresses the question of how grammaticalisation is...

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Lexical typology and typological changes in the English lexicon

Alexander Haselow.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 4061 words.

Whereas the typological change of the English language from syntheticity towards analyticity has been described almost exclusively for the inflectional domain, little attention has been...

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Linguistic Typology and Historical Linguistics

Kenneth Shields.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7670 words.

Linguistic typology has come to play an important, multifaceted role in the long-established field of historical linguistics. Its manifestations within historical linguistic study are...

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Typological hierarchies and frequency drifts in the history of English

Mikko Laitinen.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 4047 words.

One of the large-scale changes in the history of the English language is the loss of grammatical gender, a phenomenon termed the “Great Gender Shift” by Patricia Poussa. In this typological...

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Typology and typological change in English historical linguistics

Bernd Kortmann.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Typology. 7147 words.

This article explores various ways in which established and recent theories, concepts and methods in language typology are, or can be, relevant for investigating language change in general...

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