The Comparative Method Reviewed: Regularity and Irregularity in Language Change

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The Comparative Method Reviewed
Regularity and Irregularity in Language Change

Edited by Mark Durie Malcolm Ross

New York Oxford OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1996

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents *
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • Notes 32
  • References 34
  • 2 - The Comparative Method as Heuristic 39
  • Notes 68
  • References 69
  • 3 - On Sound Change and Challenges to Regularity 72
  • Notes 86
  • References 87
  • 4 - Footnotes to a History of Cantonese: Accounting for the Phonological Irregularities 90
  • Notes 110
  • References 110
  • 5 - Early Germanic Umlaut and Variable Rules 112
  • Notes 131
  • References 133
  • 6 - Neogrammarian Hypothesis and Pandemic Irregularity 135
  • Notes 153
  • References 155
  • 7 - Regularity of Change in What? 157
  • Appendix Table 7.1 - Consonant Correspondences Occurring at Least Ten Times in the Cognate List 176
  • Notes 178
  • References 178
  • 8 - Contact-Induced Change and the Comparative Method: Cases from Papua New Guinea 180
  • Notes 211
  • References 213
  • 9 - Reconstruction in Morphology 218
  • References 261
  • 10 - Natural Tendencies of Semantic Change and the Search for Cognates 264
  • Notes 300
  • References 301
  • Contributors 305
  • Subject Index 307
  • Language Index 313
  • Name Index 318
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