Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics An Introduction

Fourth edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded, with new material and a new layout.

This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples from a broad range of languages and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262542180
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
Edition: Fourth edition
DEWEY: 417.7
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20221025
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 498
Weight: 906g
Height: 244mm
Width: 171mm
Spine width: 27mm