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Title: Historical Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction, 3rd edition
Written By: Lyle Campbell

This state-of-the-art, practical introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change – does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics. Distinctive to the book is its combination of the standard traditional topics with others now considered vital to historical linguistics: explanations of why languages change; sociolinguistic aspects of linguistic change; syntactic change and grammaticalisation; distant genetic relationships (how to show that languages are related); and linguistic prehistory. In addition, this third edition contains two new chapters on morphological change and quantitative approaches; a much expanded chapter on language contact with new sections on pidgins and creoles, mixed languages, and endangered languages; new sections on the language families and language isolates of the world; examination of specific proposals of distant genetic relationship; and a new section on writing systems. With its clear, readable style, expert guidance and comprehensive coverage, Historical Linguistics: An Introduction is not only an invaluable textbook for students coming to the subject for the first time, but also an enlightening read for specialists in the field and non-specialists alike. Features *Practical hands-on approach to the subject, including numerous student exercises *Examples taken from a wide range of languages, including numerous non-Indo-European languages, to illustrate concepts and methods *Engaging writing style combined with insightful coverage makes this an engrossing introduction This book is available in North America from the MIT Press.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748645947
Pages: 512
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99

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ISBN-13: 9780748646012
Pages: 512
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780748675593
Pages: 512
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00