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Handbook of Historical Linguistics

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ISBN-10: 1405127473

ISBN-13: 9781405127479

Edition: 2005

Authors: Richard Janda, Brian D. Joseph

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This volume provides an account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize historical linguistics, the area of linguistics concerned with language change as well as past language states.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 904
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

List of Contributors
On Language, Change, and Language Change - Or, Of History, Linguistics, and Historical Linguistics
Methods for Studying Language Change
The Comparative Method
On the Limits of the Comparative Method
Internal Reconstruction
How to Show Languages are Related: Methods for Distant Genetic Relationship
Diversity and Stability in Language
Phonological Change
The Phonological Basis of Sound Change
Neogrammarian Sound Change
Variationist Approaches to Phonological Change
"Phonologization" as the Start of Dephoneticization - Or, On Sound Change and its Aftermath: Of Extension, Generalization, Lexicalization, and Morphologization
Morphological and Lexical Change
Analogy: The Warp and Woof of Cognition
Analogical Change
Naturalness and Morphological Change
Morphologization from Syntax
Syntactic Change
Grammatical Approaches to Syntactic Change
Variationist Approaches to Syntactic Change
Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Syntactic Change
Functional Perspectives on Syntactic Change
Pragmatico-Semantic Change
Mechanisms of Change in Grammaticization: The Role of Frequency
Constructions in Grammaticalization
An Approach to Semantic Change
Explaining Linguistic Change
Phonetics and Historical Phonology
Contact as a Source of Language Change
Dialectology and Linguistic Diffusion
Psycholinguistic Perspectives on Language Change
Subject Index
Name Index
Language Index