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Call for Papers : SHESL-HTL CONFERENCE 2019. Linguistics and its historical forms of organization and production. Paris, 24-26 January 2019

This conference is an occasion for celebrating the 40th anniversary of the SHESL (Société d’histoire et d’épistémologie des sciences du langage) and the associated journal HEL (Histoire Epistémologie Langage), as well as the 35 years of existence of the HTL

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(Non-)universality of word-classes and words: The mid-20th century shift

Martin Haspelmath Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig While looking at a range of views by grammarians on word-class distinctions (noun, verb, adjective etc.) and word division in two recent papers (Haspelmath 2011; 2012a), I was struck by what

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Exclamatives: a grammatical category?

Els Elffers University of Amsterdam 1. Introduction In most Western European grammars, sentences such as Hurrah!, How very curious!, or Vienna is so dull! are categorized as exclamatory sentences or exclamatives. Next to declaratives, interrogatives and imperatives, exclamatives are usually

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, Article, History, Linguistics, Syntax, Uncategorized