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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Historical Linguistics

Course Convenor: Dr David Willis

In this course, we will look at a range of current issues in grammatical change and reconstruction. Topics covered will include grammaticalization, actuation, cycles of change, diffusion, reconstruction methodology and reanalysis. Final choice of topics will depend on participants research needs and interests. Participants will be expected to critically present work in the field and to discuss others' presentations.