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This quantity contains 19 papers offered on the sixteenth foreign convention on ancient Linguistics, which used to be held in August 2003 in Copenhagen and drew the most important variety of members and the widest array of languages that this significant biann.

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Rosenbaum 1967:59). (11) *Hvad han synes er at være død. “What he seems is to be dead”. This suggests that the infinitival predicate at være død ‘to be dead’ is not a separate argument of the APUA verb. 2) The infinitival predicate cannot be omitted as in (12). (12) *Han synes. “He seems”. This suggests that the primary argument han ‘he’ of the infinitival predicator is not a separate argument of the APUA verb. 3) The primary argument of the infinitival predicate may be incompatible with the APUA verb.

Second, the APUA verb is not a predicator, but a ‘modifier’ or ‘operator’. My basic argument for the analysis of non-predicative APUA variants as grammaticalized verbs is as follows: the facts that distinguish non-predicative APUA variants from predicative ones, viz. the inherent non-addressability and the allowance of adverbial anteposition, are symptoms of grammaticalized verbs. 8 (411-487) Kasper Boye non-predicative ones, viz. the inherent addressability and the disallowance of adverbial anteposition, are symptoms of full verbs.

It is similar to what Alpher and Nash (1999) have called ‘correspondence mimicry’ in that it is based on some recognition of sound correspondences, but they have used that term to refer specifically to the remodelling of borrowed vocabulary on that basis. Both ethnoreconstruction and correspondence mimicry are interesting for what they reveal about the ability of even unschooled language speakers to apply basic principles of comparative linguistics. g. Labov 1966), ethnoreconstruction seems unlikely to produce lasting changes inasmuch as it involves an attempt to provide forms not normally used by the informant.

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