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Language history : an introduction

Author: Andrew L Sihler
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2000.
Series: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 191.
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This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. Whether studied as prime subject or as background information, it should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie the contents of their handbooks and etymological dictionaries. This book should be a useful guide for anyone unfamiliar with (historical)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sihler, Andrew L.
Language history.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2000
(DLC) 99049417
(OCoLC)42476034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Sihler
ISBN: 9789027285461 9027285462 128304708X 9781283047081 9786613047083 6613047082
OCLC Number: 713026673
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 298 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Changes in Pronunciation --
Sound Laws --
Analogy --
Semantic Change --
Reconstruction --
External Aspects of Language --
The Interpretation of Written Records --
Appendix: Phonetics --
the mechanisms of speech and the classifications of speech sounds.
Series Title: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science., Series IV,, Current issues in linguistic theory ;, v. 191.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Sihler.

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This volume is a brief but technically accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. It should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie historical linguistics  Read more...

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