Notes on Contributors.
Part I: Approaches and issues.
1. Change for the Better? Optimality Theory versus History: April McMahon (University of Sheffield).
2. Cueing a New Grammar: David Lightfoot (Georgetown University).
3. Variation and the Interpretation of Change in periphrastic DO: Anthony Warner (University of York).
4. Evolutionary Models and Functional-Typological Theories of Language Change: William Croft (University of New Mexico).
Part II: Words: derivation and prosody.
5. Old and Middle English Prosody: Donka Minkova (UCLA).
6. Prosodic Preferences: From Old English to Early Modern English: Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Elan Dresher (University of Toronto, Canada) and Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz, Germany).
7. Typological Changes in Derivational Morphology: Dieter Kastovsky (University of Vienna).
8. Competition in English Word Formation: Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington).
Part III: Inflectional morphology and syntax.
9. Case Syncretism and Word Order Change: Cynthia Allen (Australian National University).
10. Discourse Adverbs and Clausal Syntax in Old and Middle English: Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Bettelou Los (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
11. The loss of OV Order in the History of English: Susan Pintzuk and Ann Taylor (both University of York).
12. Category Change and Gradience in the Determiner System: David Denison (University of Manchester).
Part IV: Pragmatics.
13. Pathways in the development of pragmatic markers in English: Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia).
14. The Semantic Development of Scalar Focus Modifiers: Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University).
15. Information Structure and Word Order Change: The Passive as an Information Rearranging Strategy in the History of English: Elena Seoane (University of Santiago de Compostela).
Part V: Pre- and postcolonial varieties.
16. Old English Dialectology: Richard Hogg (University of Manchester).
17. Early Middle English Dialectology: Problems and Prospects: Margaret Laing (University of Edinburgh) and Roger Lass (University of Cape Town).
18. How English became African American English: Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa).
19. Historical Change in Synchronic Perspective: The Legacy of British Dialects: Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto).
20. The making of Hiberno-English and other 'Celtic Englishes': Markku Filppula (University of Joensuu).
Part VI: Standardisation and globalization.
21. Eighteenth-century Prescriptivism and the Norm of Correctness: Ingrid Tieken - Boon van Ostade (University of Leiden).
22. Historical Sociolinguistics and Language Change: Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki).
23. Global English: From Island Tongue to World Language: Suzanne Romaine (University of Oxford).
Appendix: Useful Corpora for Research in English Historical Linguistics.