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The Resource Historical linguistics : an introduction, Lyle Campbell

Historical linguistics : an introduction, Lyle Campbell

Label
Historical linguistics : an introduction
Title
Historical linguistics
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Lyle Campbell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 linguistic prehistory. Examples come from a wide range of languages. Those from the history of more familiar languages such as English, French, German and Spanish make the concepts they illustrate more accessible, while others from numerous non-Indo-European languages help to demonstrate the depth and richness of the concepts and methods they illustrate. With its lucid and engaging style, expert guidance and comprehensive coverage, this book is not only an invaluable textbook for students coming to the subject for the first time, but also an entertaining and engaging read for specialists in the field. Key Features: Practical hands-on approach including numerous student exercises, Wide range of languages and examples, Accessible writing style aimed at students, Comprehensive and insightful coverage of essential topics. Key Words: historical linguistics, syntactic change, grammaticalization, language change
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Lyle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical linguistics
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Historical linguistics
Label
Historical linguistics : an introduction, Lyle Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-518) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sound Change -- Borrowing -- Analogical Change -- The Comparative Method and Linguistic Reconstruction -- Linguistic Classification -- Models of Linguistic Change -- Internal Reconstruction -- Semantic Change and Lexical Change -- Morphological Change -- Syntactic Change -- Language Contact -- Explanation -- Distant Genetic Relationship -- Writing and Philology: The Role of Written Records -- Linguistic Prehistory -- Quantitative Approaches to Historical Linguistics
Control code
ocn828792941
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 538 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748675593
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780748675609
  • 22573/ctt1g010hs
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828792941
Label
Historical linguistics : an introduction, Lyle Campbell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-518) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sound Change -- Borrowing -- Analogical Change -- The Comparative Method and Linguistic Reconstruction -- Linguistic Classification -- Models of Linguistic Change -- Internal Reconstruction -- Semantic Change and Lexical Change -- Morphological Change -- Syntactic Change -- Language Contact -- Explanation -- Distant Genetic Relationship -- Writing and Philology: The Role of Written Records -- Linguistic Prehistory -- Quantitative Approaches to Historical Linguistics
Control code
ocn828792941
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 538 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748675593
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780748675609
  • 22573/ctt1g010hs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828792941

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