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Language history, language change, and language relationship : an introduction to historical and comparative linguistics

Author: Hans Henrich Hock; Brian D Joseph
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1996.
Series: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 93.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does language change? Why can we understand our parents but have trouble reading Shakespeare? Can the language of Chaucer and modern English still be called the same language? This book provides  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hock, Hans Henrich, 1938-
Language history, language change, and language relationship.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1996
(OCoLC)605187803
Online version:
Hock, Hans Henrich, 1938-
Language history, language change, and language relationship.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1996
(OCoLC)609040256
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Henrich Hock; Brian D Joseph
ISBN: 3110147858 9783110147858 311014784X 9783110147841
OCLC Number: 35174916
Description: xv, 602 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The discovery of Indo-European --
3. Writing: Its history and its decipherment --
4. Sound change --
5. Analogy and change in word structure --
6. Syntactic change --
7. Semantic change --
8. Lexical borrowing --
9. Lexical change and etymology: The study of words --
10. Language, dialect, and standard --
11. Dialect geography and dialectology --
12. Language spread, link languages, and bilingualism --
13. Convergence: Dialectology beyond language boundaries --
14. Pidgins, creoles, and related forms of language --
15. Language death --
16. Comparative method: Establishing language relationship --
17. Proto-World? The question of long-distance genetic relationships --
18. Historical linguistics, history, and prehistory: Linguistic paleontology and other applications of our methods.
Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and monographs ;, 93.
Responsibility: by Hans Henrich Hock, Brian D. Joseph.

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