|aSix of the contributions were originally presented at a workshop held during the 14th International Conference of Historical Linguistics which was held in Vancouver, B.C., in 1999.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aHow far does semantic bleaching go : about grammaticalization that does not terminate in functional categories / Werner Abraham -- "Oblique subjects," structural and lexical case marking : some thoughts on case assignment in North Germanic and German / John Ole Askedal -- The notion of oblique subject and its status in the history of Icelandic / Jan Terje Faarlund -- Towards personal subjects in English : variation in feature interpretability / Elly van Gelderen -- Focus and universal principles governing simplification of cleft structures / Alice C. Harris -- Recasting Danish subjects : case system, word order and subject development / Lars Heltoft -- Ergative to accusative : comparing evidence from Inuktitut / Alana Johns -- Subject and object in Old English and Latin copular deontics / D. Gary Miller -- The loss of lexical case in Swedish / Muriel Norde -- The coding of the subject-object distinction from Latin to modern French / Lene Sch猖ler -- Changes in Popolocan word order and clause structure / Annette Veerman-Leichsenring.
|aGrammar, Comparative and general.
|aFaarlund, Jan Terje,|d1943-
|3Table of contents|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy02/2001025182.html