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Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu.

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 352 pages.

The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian. The emphasis falls on the typological mixture of Balkan syntactic patterns (e.g. the generalized...

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Gothic

D. Gary Miller.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families. 24308 words.

Apart from runic inscriptions, Gothic is the earliest attested language of the Germanic family, dating to the 4th century. Along with Crimean Gothic, it belongs to the branch known as East...

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The Kra-Dai Languages

Yongxian Luo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families. 7835 words.

Kra-Dai, also known as Tai–Kadai, Daic, and Kadai, is a family of diverse languages found in southern China, northeast India, and Southeast Asia. The number of these languages is estimated...

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The grammaticalization of modality

Debra Ziegeler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 3939 words.

This article examines the grammaticalisation of linguistic modality. It discusses the grammaticalisation of modality in relation to its diachronic sense, using as an example the evolution...

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Morphology in Dene-Yeniseian Languages

Edward Vajda.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7173 words.

Dene-Yeniseian is a putative family consisting of two branches: Yeniseian in central Siberia and Na-Dene (Tlingit-Eyak-Athabaskan) in northwestern North America. Yeniseian contains a single...

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