Essays on Time-Based Linguistic Analysis

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CONTENTS
Introduction by Peter Mühlhäusler1
1. Prologue18
2. Variation Theory and So-called Sociolinguistic Grammars57
3. Theory, Description, and What Keeps Linguistics from Becoming a Science82
4. Conceptualizing Dialects as Implicational Constellations rather than as Entities Bounded by Isoglossic Bundles118
5. Reversals in Marked Categories and Contexts, with the Pragmatic Principle of Reading between the Lines in the Presence of Marked Usages151
6. What Grammarians Haven't Been Doing Right, or Unriddling Analytical Paradoxes201
7. Old and New Views on Language History and Language Relationships244
8. Reconstructing Language Development: Two Principles of Change288
9. A Note on ξ as 'ss' [šː] and a ruki-Rule in Ancient Greek301
10. Epilogue on Historical Linguistics309
Glossary369
References379
Index405

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