Historical Linguistics, Fourth Edition: An Introduction

March 30, 2021|
Historical Linguistics, Fourth Edition: An Introduction by Lyle Campbell
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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.
Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai''i at Manoa. He is the author of American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America and Historical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective (with Alice C. Harris), both of which won the Linguistic Society of America''s prestigious Leonard Bloomfield...
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Title:Historical Linguistics, Fourth Edition: An Introduction
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.68 in
Published:March 30, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262542180

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