Robert Mailhammer
Dr. phil., M.A. (Munich)
Lecturer in Linguistics
(University of Western Sydney)
 
 

Publications

 

1. Books

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2007

The Semitic Component of Early Germanic: Language and Culture. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton


Wenn Sprachen sterben
, C H Beck: Munich [translation of Nicholas Evans, Dying Words, Malden MA (2010): Wiley-Blackwell]

Amurdak inyman - Amurdak language: Six stories in Amurdak told by Bill Neidjie and Nelson Mulurinj, Jabiru: Iwaidja Inyman [together with Robert Handelsmann]

The Germanic Strong Verbs: Foundations and Development of a New System, Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 183, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter

2. Edited volumes

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Linguistic Roots of Europe, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press [co-edited with Theo Vennemann]

Lexical and Structural Etymology: Beyond Word HistoriesStudies in lexical and structural etymolgy, Studies in Language Change, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton

English Historical Linguistics 2008. Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Munich 24-30 August 2008. Volume I: Verbal and Nominal Constructions in the History of English: Variation and Conventionalization, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [co-edited with Judith Huber and Ursula Lenker]

Problems of English Historical Phonology, Anglia 127/2 (2009) [special issue; co-edited with Stephen Laker]

3. Peer reviewed articles and book chapters

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Etymology and Lexical change, in: C. Bowern and B. Evans (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, London: Routledge

'Preference laws' in change, in: P. Honeybone & J. Salmons, Handbook of Historical Phonology, Oxford: Oxford University Press [co-authored with David Restle and Theo Vennemann]

Introduction: Investigating the linguistic prehistory of Europe, in Mailhammer & Vennemann (forthc.) [co-authored with Theo Vennemann]

Diversity vs. uniformity: Europe before the arrival of the Indo-European languages: a comparison with prehistoric Australia, in Mailhammer & Vennemann (forthc.)

From quantity to syllable cut: evidence from West-Germanic. Submitted to Journal of Germanic Linguistics. [co-authored with William Kruger and Alexander Makiyama]

Incipient grammaticalization: sources of passive constructions in English and German, forthc. in: G. Diewald and I. Wischer (eds.), Comparative Studies in Early Germanic Languages: with a Focus on Verbal Categories, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins [co-authored with Elena Smirnova]

Introduction: Etymology beyond word histories, Mailhammer (2013), 1-7

Methodological considerations for doing etymology: towards a framework of contact etymology, in Mailhammer (2013), 9-31

Automated dating of the world’s language families based on lexical similarity, Current Anthropology 52, 1-35 [co-authored with Holman, Eric W., Cecil H. Brown, Søren Wichmann, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai, Harald Hammarström, Hagen Jung, Dik Bakker, Pamela Brown, Oleg Belyaev, Matthias Urban, Johann-Mattis List, and Dmitry Egorov]

From ic nolde to I don't wanna: the status of clitics in the history of English, in: R. Bauer and U. Krischke (eds.), More than Words. English Lexicography and Lexicology Past and Present. Essays Presented to Hans Sauer on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Part I. Frankfurt a. M. (2011):Peter Lang, 415-425

The prehistory of European languages, in: B. Kortmann & J. van der Auwera, The Languages and Linguistics of Europe, Berlin/New Yor: Mouton de Gruyter,671-682


Introduction: Capturing and explaining syntactic change in the history of English, in Lenker, Huber and Mailhammer (2010), 1-8 [co-authored with Ursula Lenker and Judith Huber]

Die etymologische Forschung und Lehre zum Germanischen in Deutschland am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts, Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 15 (2010), 37-65

Thoughts on the genesis and the development of syllable cut in English, Anglia 127/2 (2009), 261-282

Towards an aspect-based analysis of the verb categories of Amurdak, Australian Journal of Linguistics 29/3, 349-391

Adding typology to lexicostatistics: a combined approach to language classification, Linguistic Typology 13, 169 - 179[together with Dik Bakker, Oleg Belyaev, Cecil H. Brown, Pamela Brown, Dmitry Egorov, Anthony Grant, Eric W. Holman, Hagen Jung, André Müller, Viveka Velupillai, Søren Wichmann and Kofi Yakpo = ASJP consortium]

Ablaut variation in the Proto-Germanic noun: The long arm of the strong verbs, Sprachwissenschaft 33/1, 279-300

The wolf in sheep's clothing: Camouflaged Borrowing in Modern German, Folia Linguistica 42/1, 177-193

The Typological Significance of Ablaut in the (Pre-)history English, in: W. Rudolf, T. Honegger & A. J. Johnston (eds.), Clerks, Wives, and Historians:  Essays on Medieval English Language and Literature, Bern: Peter Lang, 185-212  

Islands of Resilience: The history of the German strong verbs from a systemic point of view, Morphology 17/1, 77-108

On syllable cut in the Orrmulum, in: C. M. Cain, G. Russom (eds.), Studies in the History of the English Language III - Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English, Berlin / New York: de Gruyter, 37-61

On the Origin of the Germanic Strong Verb System, Sprachwissenschaft 31/1, 1-52  

'Werde der, der du bist!' - Die Figur des Zarathustra in Friedrich Nietzsches Dionysos-Dithyrambenwww.jungeforschung.de 
(http://www.jungeforschung.de/moderne/Mailhammer.pdf)

PGmc. *drepa-, Gm. treffen 'to hit', Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia 8, 103-110 [co-authored with Stephen Laker and Theo Vennemann]

3. Reviews

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Solé, Maria-Joep & Daniel Recasens (eds.). 2012. The Initiation of Sound Change: Perception, production and social factors (Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 323). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, PBB

Donka Minkova (ed.), Phonological Weakness in English. From Old to Present-Day English, Houndmills (2009), Anglia

Damaris Nübling et al. (eds.), Historische Sprachwissenschaft des Deutschen, Tübingen (2006), Narr, LinguistList 22.2913
Don Ringe, From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-
Germanic. A Linguistic History of English, vol. I. Oxford (2006): OUP, Anglia 126/1, 127-130

Kate Burridge, Blooming English. Observations on the roots, cultivation and hybrids of the English language, Cambridge (2004), LinguistList 16.654  

Saul Levin, Semitic and Indo-European II, Amsterdam/Philadelphia (2003), LinguistList 15.1554

4. Other works / Newspaper articles

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Subgrouping Indo-European: A fresh perspective, Publication of the Automated Similarity Judgement Program (http://email.eva.mpg.de/~wichmann/Mailhammer-IE.pdf)

Australisches Sprachpuzzle, Die Welt, 6 September, 28 (http://www.welt.de/welt_print/article1161255/Australisches_Sprachpuzzle.html)

A Morphological and Etymological Study of the Germanic Strong Verbs, Doctoral Dissertation, Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Etymologische Untersuchungen der Klassen I bis VI der starken Verben,M.A.Thesis, Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


 
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