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Historical linguistics, R.L. Trask

Label
Historical linguistics
Title
Historical linguistics
Statement of responsibility
R.L. Trask
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change over time. Written in an engaging style and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages, the book covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations." "The book is thoroughly up to date, and covers the most recent work on the study of phonological changes in progress, on morphological and syntactic change, and on typological approaches to change. It also addresses such recent controversies as the Nostratic hypothesis and the Greenberg/Cavalli-Sforza work on language, genes and teeth." "A minimal knowledge of linguistic concepts is needed and the book is suitable for students approaching the subject for the first time. The exercises will be particularly useful to teachers and students alike. The approach is data-oriented throughout and students are encouraged to confront data, to spot patterns and to draw on their own knowledge of languages."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DCC
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1944-2004.
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Trask, R. L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
Label
Historical linguistics, R.L. Trask
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [410-422]) and index
Contents
  • To the reader
  • To the teacher
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • fact of language change.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Lexical and semantic change.
  • p. 17
  • 3.
  • Phonological change I: change in pronunciation.
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Phonological change II: Change in phonological systems.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Morphological change.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Syntactic change.
  • p. 133
  • 7.
  • Relatedness between languages.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • comparative method.
  • p. 202
  • 9.
  • Internal reconstruction.
  • p. 248
  • 10.
  • origin and propagation of change.
  • p. 267
  • 11.
  • Contact and the birth and death of languages.
  • p. 308
  • 12.
  • Language and prehistory.
  • p. 345
  • 13.
  • Very remote relations.
  • p. 376
  • Appendix.
  • Swadesh 200-word list.
  • p. 408
  • References.
  • p. 410
  • Index.
  • p. 423
Control code
l80096017311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 430 p
Isbn
9780340607589
Lccn
lc96017311
Other physical details
ill
Label
Historical linguistics, R.L. Trask
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [410-422]) and index
Contents
  • To the reader
  • To the teacher
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • fact of language change.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Lexical and semantic change.
  • p. 17
  • 3.
  • Phonological change I: change in pronunciation.
  • p. 52
  • 4.
  • Phonological change II: Change in phonological systems.
  • p. 76
  • 5.
  • Morphological change.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Syntactic change.
  • p. 133
  • 7.
  • Relatedness between languages.
  • p. 165
  • 8.
  • comparative method.
  • p. 202
  • 9.
  • Internal reconstruction.
  • p. 248
  • 10.
  • origin and propagation of change.
  • p. 267
  • 11.
  • Contact and the birth and death of languages.
  • p. 308
  • 12.
  • Language and prehistory.
  • p. 345
  • 13.
  • Very remote relations.
  • p. 376
  • Appendix.
  • Swadesh 200-word list.
  • p. 408
  • References.
  • p. 410
  • Index.
  • p. 423
Control code
l80096017311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 430 p
Isbn
9780340607589
Lccn
lc96017311
Other physical details
ill

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