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By Jürg Fleischer, Elisabeth Rieken, Paul Widmer

The contents of the current quantity will improve our knowing of the diachrony of contract structures and supply an invaluable start line for destiny reports in this either interesting and complex box of analysis.

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As a result of this, general principles cannot easily exert systematic effects that leave clear and detectable signals in daughter languages. The grammaticalization of individual markers, by contrast, can proceed in a relatively independent manner, so that general principles can channel these developments along universal pathways. It is an Alignment and zero-marking across persons 49 open issue for future research to determine whether this difference is of relevance beyond the phenomena we looked at in the present study.

2007. Gender semiotics, Anglo-Frisian wīf, and Old Frisian noun gender. In: Rolf H. ), Advances in Old Frisian philology, 357–366. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Richthofen, Karl. 1840. Altfriesisches Wörterbuch. Göttingen: Diederichs. Rieken, Elisabeth. 2012[2014]. -Akk. Pl. n. auf -i im Hethitischen: zu den Mechanismen der Ausbreitung von Kongruenzsystemen. Historische Sprachforschung 125, 285–294. Rieken, Elisabeth & Paul Widmer. 2014. Kongruiert alles? – Zu den Kongruenzmustern des Pronominaladjektivs in der Bedeutung ‘all, jeder, ganz’ im Griechischen und Hethitischen.

If Silverstein’s Law leaves a detectable statistical signal anywhere, one would expect this to be first and foremost in person agreement. 3 Note that not all claims about the distribution of alignment types over person focus on or even include agreement systems. Comrie (1981) for example limits the claim to case marking and does not consider agreemeent systems. 2 Alignment coding For determining alignment types, we focus on the coding of S, A, and P argument roles and exclude arguments of three-argument verbs from our present purview.

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