Historical Linguistics: Change, reconstruction. LING 400 Winter 2010. Overview. Reconstruction Time-depth Conversative vs. innovative languages Reconstruction and prehistory More historical change Morphological, morphosyntactic Semantic. please turn off your cell phone.
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For further learning about historical linguistics: LING 454
38 daughter languages
PADeg Xinag Witsuwit’en Tsek’ene
‘man’s daughter’ *-tsheʔ -[tθhɑʔ] -[tshɛʔ] --
‘arm’ *-qɑ̰:neʔ -[qon] -- -[kònèʔ]
‘Leveled’ future paradigm (uniformly [ɑ])
Reduction (hyponym formation)
Hudson Bay Mt., B.C.