The Handbook of Historical Linguistics

The Handbook of Historical Linguistics

Editor(s): Brian D. Joseph, Richard D. Janda

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631195719

Online ISBN: 9780470756393

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756393

About this Book

The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states.

  • Contains an extensive introduction that places the study of historical linguistics in its proper context within linguistics and the historical sciences in general
  • Covers the methodology of historical linguistics and presents sophisticated overviews of the principles governing phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic change
  • Includes contributions from the leading specialists in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

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  2. Part II: Methods for Studying Language Change

  3. Part III: Phonological Change

  4. Part IV: Morphological and Lexical Change

  5. Part V: Syntactic Change

  6. Part VI: Pragmatico-Semantic Change

  7. Part VII: Explaining Linguistic Change

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