This is the third volume of papers yielded from the annual Linguistic Typology symposia inaugurated by the International Research and Exchange Board. The volume deals with an area of linguistics in which scholars of the USSR have made notable contributions and makes available to the West at least one segment of Soviet historical linguistics. This publication hopes to extend our knowledge of peoples of the present and the past through improved understanding of their languages and the texts they have produced.
1. The Importance of Models in Historical Linguistics (by Lehmann, Winfred P.); 2. On Two Kinds of Reconstruction in Comparative Studies (by Klimov, Georgij A.); 3. Morphemic Change, Typology, and Uniformitarianism: A study in reconstruction (by Hoenigswald, Henry M.); 4. Some Problems of Syntactic Reconstruction (by Yartseva, Viktoria N.); 5. Vowel Gamuts in Romance Derivational Suffixation (by Malkiel, Yakov); 6. Maintenance of Reference in Sentence and Discourse (by Kibrik, Andrej A.); 7. The Development of Bound Pronominal Paradigms (by Mithun, Marianne); 8. On Reconstructing Morphology and Syntax (by Hamp, Eric P.); 9. Linguistics and Archeology: Differences in perspective in the study of prehistoric cultures (by Polome, Edgar C.); 10. Latin tarentum Accas, the ludi Saeculares, and Indo-European Eschatology (by Watkins, Calvert); 11. Uber den Ursprung des Albanischen (sprachvergleichend und historisch betrachtet) (by Desnitskaja, Agnija); 12. References; 13. Index