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A textbook of historical linguistics

Author: R L Trask
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Giving an introduction to historical linguistics, this book discusses major types of change, consequences of change (dialect and language families), methods in historical linguistics, sociolinguistic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Trask
ISBN: 0340662956 9780340662953 0340607580 9780340607589
OCLC Number: 232682359
Description: pages cm
Contents: To the reader To the teacher Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations List of figures List of tables 1 The fact of language change 2 Lexical and semantic change 3 Phonological change I: change in pronunciation 4 Phonological change II: change in phonological systems 5 Morphological change 6 Syntactic change 7 Relatedness between languages 8 The comparative method 9 Internal reconstruction 10 The origin and propagation of change 11 Contact and the birth and death of languages 12 Language and prehistory 13 Very remote relations Appendix The Swadesh 200-word list Bibliography Index
Responsibility: R.L. Trask.

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