"Advanced students of linguistics and practising linguists can read this book for both profit and enjoyment. The editors have assembled an impressive list of leading experts in each subfield, each contributing a chapter: together it makes for an interesting and informative read." Professor Sheila Embleton, Department of Languages, Literature & Linguistics, York University, Canada
The Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research. The editors aim to build a solid background for further discussion and to indicate directions for new research on relevant open questions.
The book includes coverage of key terms, a list of resources, and sections on: * history of research * methodology * phonology * morphology * grammatical categories * syntax * grammaticalization * semantics * etymology * language contact * sociolinguistics * causes of language change
It is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.