Principles of Historical Linguistics

ISBN-10: 3110129620
ISBN-13: 9783110129625
Edition: 2nd 1991 (Revised)
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Description: Historical linguistic theory and practice contains a great number of different 'layers' which have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanency of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change and  More...

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
Publication date: 5/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 758
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Historical linguistic theory and practice contains a great number of different 'layers' which have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanency of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change and analogy to present-day ideas on rule change and language mixture. To get a full grasp of the principles of historical linguistics it is therefore necessary to understand the nature and justifications (or shortcomings) of each of these 'layers', not just to look for a single 'overarching' theory. The major purpose of the book is to provide in up-to-date form such an understanding of the principles of historical linguistics and the related fields of comparative linguistics and linguistic reconstruction. In addition, the book provides a very broad exemplification of the principles of historical linguistics.

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