Historical Linguistics, the study of language change, is a major field in linguistics. With its long history and numerous subfields of its own, Historical Linguistics provides challenges to both beginning students and scholars not specialized in this field. This glossary meets these challenges by providing accessible and widely representative definitions, discussion, and examples of key terms and concepts used in the field. It is written by two well-known authorities in this field. The book is extremely valuable to anyone wishing to understand historical linguistic terminology and concepts.
*A handy, easily understandable pocket guide, and a valuable companion for courses in Historical Linguistics, history of individual languages, history of linguistics, and for anyone curious about how and why languages change.
*Numerous cross-references to related terms
*Covers new as well as traditional terminology
*Not only defines, but provides examples and relevant discussion
Lyle Campbell is Presidential Professor of Linguistics and director of the Center for American Indian Languages at the University of Utah. He has published 16 books, 170 articles, and is on 13 editorial boards. He is the author of the well-known textbook Historical Linguistics (2004, 2nd edition, Edinburgh University Press and MIT Press).
Mauricio J. Mixco is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah. He is a specialist in Historical Linguistics, Native American Linguistics and Romance Linguistics, and publishes on the Yuman languages, on Mandan (Siouan), and on Shoshoni (Uto-Aztecan).
A Glossary of Historical Linguistics is available in North America through the University of Utah Press.