Trask's Historical Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0340927658

ISBN-13: 9780340927656

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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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.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.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Robert McColl Millar is convener, Language and Linguistics Programme, University of Aberdeen.

The fact of language change
Lexical and semantic change
Phonological change I: Change in pronunciation
Phonological change II: Change in phonological systems
Morphological change
Syntactic change
Relatedness between languages
The comparative method
Internal reconstruction
The origin and propagation of change
Contact and the birth and death of languages
Language and prehistory
Very remote relations
Appendix: The Swadesh 200-word list
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