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Contents: Introduction. The History of Historical Syntax: Major Themes. Overview of a Theory of Syntactic Change. Reanalysis. Extension. Language Contact and Syntactic Borrowing. Processes That Simplify Biclausal Structures. Word Order. Alignment. On the Development of Complex Constructions. The Nature of Syntactic Change and the Issue of Causation. Reconstruction of Syntax.