Search for dissertations about: "historical linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 swedish dissertations containing the words historical linguistics.

  1. 1. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement : From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Bernhard Wälchli; Majid Asifa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE

  2. 2. The history of the concept of grammaticalisation

    Author : Therese Lindström; April McMahon; Andrew Linn; Nigel Vincent; Richard Steadman Jones; University of Sheffield; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grammaticalisation; unidirectionaty; lexicalisation; history of linguistics; historical linguistics; grammatikalisering; unidirectionality; lexikalisering; lingvistikens historia; historisk lingvistik; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The present thesis discusses the history and meaning of the term and concept called grammaticalisation. Linguists usually ascribe the coinage of the term grammaticalisation to Antoine Meillet (1866-1936), who allegedly played a vital role in the history of grammaticalisation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Non-canonical case-marking on core arguments in Lithuanian : A historical and contrastive perspective

    Author : Valgerður Bjarnadóttir; Jenny Larsson; Peteris Vanags; Nicole Nau; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Case-marking; non-canonical subjects; core arguments; Lithuanian; Old Lithuanian; Lithuanian dialects; pain verbs; oblique anticausative; Icelandic; historical linguistics; contrastive linguistics; Construction grammar; Role and Reference grammar; Baltic Languages; baltiska språk;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a description and analysis of non-canonical case-marking of core arguments in Lithuanian. It consists of an introduction and six articles, providing historical and/or contrastive perspective to this issue. READ MORE

  4. 4. Monosyllabic Circumflexion in Lithuanian

    Author : Yoko Yamazaki; Jenny Larsson; Peteris Vanags; Thomas Olander; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; historical linguistics; comparative linguistics; Monosyllabic Circumflexion; Lithuanian; Lithuanian 3rd person future forms; root noun; preposition; adverb; pronoun; Baltio-Slavic accentology; baltiska språk; Baltic Languages;

    Abstract : This PhD thesis examines a phenomenon known as Monosyllabic Circumflexion (MC, hereafter) from a historical linguistics / phonological point of view. MC denotes a Lithuanian or Balto-Slavic phenomenon according to which long vowels and diphthongs in monosyllabic words exhibit a circumflex tone instead of the expected acute tone. READ MORE

  5. 5. Spelling Normalisation and Linguistic Analysis of Historical Text for Information Extraction

    Author : Eva Pettersson; Joakim Nivre; Beáta Megyesi; Michael Piotrowski; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NLP for historical text; spelling normalisation; digital humanities; information extraction; character-based statistical machine translation; SMT; Levenshtein edit distance; language technology; computational linguistics; Datorlingvistik; Computational Linguistics;

    Abstract : Historical text constitutes a rich source of information for historians and other researchers in humanities. Many texts are however not available in an electronic format, and even if they are, there is a lack of NLP tools designed to handle historical text. READ MORE