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Author: William Labov

January 25th: —we’d better have a title ready … I was trying with something like “Linguistic Change: Stimuli and Constraints from Structure and Society.” But it might be advisable to get “empirical” into the title, because our interest in living evidence is perhaps as distinctive as anything else in our

In: New Directions for Historical Linguistics
Author: Selin Grollmann

. Functionally, the optative -Kai is often used in an adhortative sense, the speaker motivating himself or herself to perform the respective action. The intention marker -Pe is not used in this sense, but rather codes a purposeful action or goal. Examples (551)–(554) exemplify this difference

In: A Grammar of Bjokapakha