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Specializations => Historical Linguistics => Topic started by: Kat92 on March 22, 2017, 04:57:41 PM

Title: Looking for experts of the Northern Cities Shift
Post by: Kat92 on March 22, 2017, 04:57:41 PM
I am supposed to explain the geographical and diachronic patterning of the NCS and then discuss wether there is a link between the geography and the diachrony. I know where the shift takes place (the name kind of hints at it :P) but I'm having trouble connecting the geography to the diachrony - whatever the diachrony is. Can anybody help?
Title: Re: Looking for experts of the Northern Cities Shift
Post by: Daniel on March 22, 2017, 07:49:38 PM
This sounds like a homework problem, which we won't answer for you.

But if you want to discuss a specific question (where are you getting stuck?) you could ask about that, for background information.

For example, you mention diachronic, which means the change over time. So maybe it started in one city and then later spread to another, etc.
Title: Re: Looking for experts of the Northern Cities Shift
Post by: Daniel on March 22, 2017, 10:55:32 PM
Well, look at what popped up on Linguist List today!

I hope this helps:
http://linguistlist.org/issues/28/28-1448.html