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eBook Free Download: Historical Linguistics: Toward a Twenty-First Century Reintegration | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 0521583322 | 2013-03-11 | English | PutLocker

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Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics. Numerous case studies throughout the book show both that theoretical linguistics can be used to solve problems where traditional approaches to historical linguistics have failed to produce satisfying results, and that the results of historical research can have an impact on theory. The book first explains the nature of human language and the sources of language change in broad terms. It then focuses on different types of language change from contemporary viewpoints, before exploring comparative reconstruction – the most spectacular success of traditional historical linguistics -and the problems inherent in trying to devise new methods for linguistic comparison. Positioned at the cutting edge of the field, the book argues that this approach can and should lead to the re-integration of historical linguistics as one of the core areas in the study of language.

Table of Contents

1 The nature of human language and language variation
2 Language replication and language change
3 Language change in the speech community
4 Language contact as a source of change
5 Sound change
6 The evolution of phonological rules
7 Morphology
8 Morphological change
9 Syntactic change
10 Reconstruction
11 Beyond comparative reconstruction
Appendix: Recovering the pronunciation of dead languages: types of evidence

 

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