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Linguistic reconstruction : An introduction to theory and method

Author: Anthony Fox
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995
Series: Oxford textbooks in linguistics
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Recent textbooks in historical linguistics concentrate more on the theory of language change than on methods of linguistic reconstruction. This book redresses the balance, providing a general guide  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Fox
ISBN: 0198700008 9780198700005
OCLC Number: 470015544
Description: 372 sider
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Background in Comparitive Method ; 3. The Comparitive Method in the Twentieth Century ; 4. The Comparitive Method: Basic Procedures ; 5. Comparitive 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. Quantative Methods in Reconstruction ; 12. Reconstruction, Culture and Society ; REFERENCES
Series Title: Oxford textbooks in linguistics
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Fox's survey is judicious and very well-informed ... Fox's book would be hard to beat ... produced as impeccably as one expects from Oxford University Press. Times Higher Education Supplement the Read more...

 
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