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Historical linguistics and language change

Author: Roger Lass
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 81.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roger Lass offers a critical survey of the foundations of the art of historical linguistics.

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Lass, Roger.
Historical linguistics and language change.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96012317
(OCoLC)34513469
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lass
ISBN: 9780511620928 0511620926
OCLC Number: 817922843
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 423 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; General prologue; 1. The past, the present and the historian; 2. Written records: evidence and argument; 3. Relatedness, ancestry and comparison; 4. Convergence and contact; 5. The nature of reconstruction; 6. Time and change: the shape(s) of history; 7. Explanation and ontology; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 81.
Responsibility: Roger Lass.
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'This is a very interesting book, and the reader who is familiar with the basics of historical linguistics will find it inspiring and stimulating.' Moderna Sprak

 
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