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Trask's historical linguistics.

Author: Robert McColl Millar; R L Trask
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Written in an engaging style and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages, this book is an introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change over time.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McColl Millar; R L Trask
ISBN: 9780340927656 0340927658
OCLC Number: 85689648
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Historical linguistics / R.L. Trask. London : Arnold, 1996.
Description: xviii, 514 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The fact of language change --
Lexical and semantic change --
Phonological change I: change in pronunciation --
Phonological change II: change in phonological systems --
Morphological change --
Syntactic change --
Relatedness between languages --
The comparative method --
Internal reconstruction --
The origin and propagation of change --
Social and historical pressures upon language: contact, planning and the birth and death of languages --
Language and prehistory.
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