Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft

Band 14:
Kellermann, Günter / Morrissey, Michael D. (Hrsg.): Diachrony within Synchrony: Language History and Cognition. Papers from the International Symposium at the University of Duisburg 26-28 March 1990. XI/563 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / New York / Paris / Wien: Lang, 1992.
ISBN: 3-631-45112-1
Dieser Band ist im IDS verfügbar:
[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QE 641

The articles in this collection are centred around the question of what can be meant by assuming that change is a property of language. Either from general points of view, or in the light of specific examples, the following main topics are discussed: language use and language change as interrelated manifestations of human cognition; the directionality of linguistic development; the predictability of language change; methods of semantic reconstruction; aims of explaining language change and restrictions in doing so; the relationship between cognitive linguistics and philology.


Preface S. IX
Introduction S. IX
Part I: Explaining language change: Problems and proposals
Aldrige, Maurice V.:
  The laws of thought revisited: Some remarks on the relative stability of natural language S. 3
Anttila, Raimo:
  Field theory of meaning and semantic change S. 23
Hoenigswald, Henry M.:
  Semantic change and 'regularity': A legacy of the past S. 85
Hughes, Geoffrey:
  Social factors in the formulation of a typology of semantic change S. 107
Nerlich, Brigitte / Clarke, David D.:
  Outline of a model for semantic change S. 125
Rahat, Ehud:
  Metaphors as mutations S. 143
Part II: Language change form cognitive points of view
Dunbar, George:
  Language processing and subjectification S. 159
Geeraerts, Dirk:
  Prototypicality effect in diachronic semantics: A round-up S. 183
Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise:
  Linguistic change within cognitive worlds S. 205
Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara:
  Cognitive and interactional conditioning of semantic change S. 229
Simons, Berthold:
  Linguistic change in aphasic speech: Some implications for historical linguistics S. 251
Winters, Margaret E.:
  Schemas and prototypes: remarks on syntax change S. 265
Part III: Cognitive aspects of phonetic change
Eliasson, Stig:
  Cognition in phonological change S. 283
Ohala, John J.:
  What's cognitive, what's not, in sound change S. 309
Part IV: Cognitive aspects of diachronic morphology and syntax
Bammesberger, Alfred:
  Phonology, analogy, and how languages change: Notes on the development of some grammatical categories in English S. 359
Goossens, Louis:
  CUNNAN, CONNE(N), CAN: The development of a radial category S. 377
Hewson, John:
  The IE evolution from word-structure to phrase-structure S. 395
Kastovsky, Dieter:
  Typological reorientation as a result of level interaction: the case of English morphology S. 411
Kortmann, Bernd:
  Reanalysis completed and in progress: Participles as source of prepositions and conjunctions S. 429
Ponelis, Fritz:
  Themes in the history of Afrikaans S. 455
Part V: Cognitive aspects of diachronic lexical semantics
Bencze, Lóránt:
  "Springes to catch woodcocks" (Hamlet i.iii.): Euphemism as the principle governing semantic changes in current Hungarian political language S. 471
Evans, Nicholas:
  Multiple semiotic systems, hyperpolysemy, and the reconstruction of semantic change in Australian languages S. 475
Kellermann, Günter:
  Aspects of etymological inference: A case study of OE haegsteald / ModE bachelor and OE haegtesse / ModE witch S. 509
Peters, Hans:
  English boosters: Some synchronic and diachronic aspects S. 529
Roos, Eckhard:
  Diachrony in synchrony: A gestalt approach to idioms S. 547
Index S. 555