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Sound change and the history of English

Author: J J Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do sound changes happen when and where they do? Jeremy Smith discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. He relates his arguments to larger questions about the nature of explanation in history and historical linguistics, and examines the interplay between sound change and social change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, J.J. (Jeremy J.).
Sound change and the history of English.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007003255
(OCoLC)82172649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J J Smith
ISBN: 9780191537660 0191537667 0191710563 9780191710568
OCLC Number: 191671901
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: On explaining sound change --
On evidence --
Phonological approaches and processes --
From pre-English to Old English --
From Old to Middle English --
From Middle to Early Modern English --
On the historiography of sound change.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Jeremy J. Smith.

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This book discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English: it investigates their linguistic properties and social and cultural context to investigate why do sound changes happen when  Read more...

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...stimulating and challenging, surely a fine addition to the excellent literature on English sound change. * Robert P. Stockwell English Language and Linguistics *

 
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