Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

An Introduction

eBook - 2013
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This accessible, hands-on introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change - does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics. Distinctive to the book is its integration of the standard traditional topics with others now considered vital to historical linguistics: explanation of 'why' languages change; sociolinguistic aspects of linguistic change; syntactic change and grammaticalization; distant genetic relationships (how to show that languages are related); areal linguistics; and.
Publisher: Edinburgh :, Edinburgh University Press,, 2013
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780748663958
0748663959
9780748675609
0748675604
9780748675593
0748675590
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 538 pages) : illustrations

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