By Monika S. Schmid, Jennifer R. Austin, Dieter Stein

ISBN-10: 9027236690

ISBN-13: 9789027236692

This quantity provides a variety from the papers given on the thirteenth overseas convention on historic Linguistics. It deals a window at the present state-of-the-art in old linguistics: the papers hide a variety of diversified languages, various language households, and assorted methods to the examine of linguistic switch, starting from optimality conception, theories of grammaticalization and the invisible hand, remedies of language touch and creolization to the linguistic outcomes of political correctness. one of the languages lower than dialogue are Akkadian, Catalan, Dutch, Finnish, jap, Sranan, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Yiddish, and a number of Romance and local American languages.

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In the concluding section, the developments dealt with in this section will briefly be discussed in the perspective of creolization, grammaticalization, and substrate influence. 3. Di(si) in possessives and ordinals There are yet two other uses of di(si) in Sranan that are innovative with respect to its English source form this, viz. the way it appears in possessive phrases and in ordinals. g. den bigiwan 'the big ones'. Even though the evidence is less strong than in the case of disi as relativizer and as conjunction, the possessive may be modeled on a substrate form as well.

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As a conjunction, di(si) has causal and concessive meanings as well as a temporal one already in the latter half of the 18th century, if not earlier. The rapid establishment of both the temporal and the causal meaning of di(si) — shared by Saramaccan and Ndyuka — is the more surprising in view of the fact that te and da-tem can express 'when' as well in 18th century Sranan, and that bika(si) is retained as a reflex of English because and therefore must have been available since the earliest stages.

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