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Abstract 1.1. Une phrase d' A. Martinet est à l'origine de ce travail; une phrase et, plus précisément, un mot que nous soulignons dans la citation : « Il est clair que l'allemand et l'anglais, comme d'ailleurs les langues germaniques en général, diffèrent de la majorité des autres langues en ce...
Abstract 1.1. This paper proposes to deal with the historical development of the distinctive function of vowel quantity in the Nordic languages. However, although the following analysis is intended to cover the entire Nordic-speaking area, it will be based almost exclusively on Icelandic. The...
Abstract Among the most disputed problems in the glossematic language description is still the problem whether Louis Hjelmslev rightly assumed that the linguistic entities of content can be proved to be constructed of a small number of basic elements in the same way as the linguistic entities of...
Abstract Although not always openly acknowledging that they do so, scholars in Romance linguistics have, ever since Diez' time, practised comparative reconstruction in phonology and morphology.1 Thus, one reconstructs, for example, a nine-vowel system for Proto-Romance, or a set of verbal forms,...
Abstract The Faroese language1 has among its most characteristic properties an abundance of dipthongs. Some of these are reflexes of Old West Scandinavian (abbreviated OWS) diphthongs, some are reflexes of vowel-consonant combinations, and finally a number of diphthongs have developed from OWS...
Abstract This handsome collection of essays by the late Paul Diderichsen (1905–1964) presents some of his principal contributions to the theory of grammar and the history of linguistics. Capably edited, it includes besides notes, pp. 398–411, long English summaries for any of the nineteen...
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