Linguistic Reconstruction and Typology

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Table of Contents

List of participants
Toward a history of linguistic typology 1
Language typology and linguistic reconstruction 25
Typological and areal issues in reconstruction 49
Diminutive plural infixation and the "West Franconian" problem 73
Long syllabic consonants in Proto-Indo-European 89
Typology and evaluation of linguistic reconstruction 103
The typological shift to configurational syntax in Indo-European languages 123
Sound change and typological shift: Initial mutation in Celtic 133
Reconstruction, typology, and the "original homeland" of the Indo-Europeans 183
Typological paradoxes in phonological reconstruction: The case of Polabian reduced vowels 241
Linguistic reconstruction, typology, and criteria of truth 257
On typological plausibility and natural sound change 267
Typology and reconstruction of numeral systems: The case of Austroasiatic 273
Typology and the diachronic evolution of German morphosyntax 313
Syntactic reconstruction and reconstructibility: Proto-Indo-European and the typology of null objects 337
Index of names 357
Index of languages and dialects 364
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