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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Historical Linguistics 2007
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 18th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Montreal, 6–11 August 2007
Edited By: Monique Dufresne
Fernande Dupuis
Etleva Vocaj
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 308

For more than three decades, the International Conference on Historical
Linguistics (ICHL) has been characterized by diversity, both in terms of
the theoretical frameworks used by its researchers and the wide variety of
languages that are analyzed. ICHL 18, which took place at the Université du
Québec à Montréal in August 2007, was no exception to the continuation of
this tradition. The articles in the present volume encompass many different
approaches and a wide range of theories, including grammaticalization,
generative approaches to linguistic change and variation, reanalysis, the
use of analogy, and the interplay between internal and external factors.
The volume is divided into four sections, dealing with phonology, with
syntax, morphology, and semantics, with external factors in linguistic
change, and with tools and methodologies. This way, this volume aims to be
a reflection of the diverse trends in current historical linguistic study.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027248244
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288813
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00