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Historical Linguistics - 01 edition

Historical Linguistics (ISBN10: 0194372383; ISBN13: 9780194372381)
ISBN13: 978-0194372381
ISBN10: 0194372383

Summary: SECTION 1 Survey 1 Language change as a matter of fact Attitudes to language change Language state and process The aims and scope of historical linguistics 2 Reconstructing the past: Data and evidence The data of historical linguistics The written evidence Sources of evidence Comparing and reconstructing languages Correspondences between languages Laws of change Internal reconstruction 3 Vocabulary change Coining new words Changes of meaning Why do word meanings change? 4 Grammatical ...show more change Morphological change Syntactic change 5 Sound change How sounds are produced Phonetic change Phonemic change 6 Language contact Borrowing from other languages Convergence and linguistic areas Language birth: pidgins and creoles Language death 7 How and why do languages change? Functional explanations Psycholinguistic explanations: Language acquisition Sociolinguistic explanations The origin and spread of changes 8 Postscript: Further developments Socio-historical linguistics and historical pragmatics Evolutionary linguistics Standardisation and language planning Conclusion SECTION 2 Readings SECTION 3 References SECTION 4 Glossary ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 05/28/2001
International: No



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