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Linguistic reconstruction : an introduction to theory and method

Author: Anthony Fox
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Oxford textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimed at students with an elementary knowledge of linguistics, this text explains the methods and theoretical bases of linguistic reconstruction, and newer, less established principles such as the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Fox
ISBN: 0198700016 9780198700012 0198700008 9780198700005
OCLC Number: 31172873
Description: xvii, 372 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Background to the Comparative Method --
3. The Comparative Method in the Twentieth Century --
4. The Comparative Method: Basic Procedures --
5. Comparative Reconstruction of Morphology, Syntax, and the Lexicon --
6. Issues in Comparative Reconstruction --
7. Internal Reconstruction --
8. Applications and Implications of Internal Reconstruction --
9. Reconstructing Language Relationships --
10. Language Typology and Linguistic Reconstruction --
11. Quantitative Methods in Reconstruction --
12. Reconstruction, Culture, and Society.
Series Title: Oxford textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Anthony Fox.
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