Principles of Historical Linguistics / Edition 2

Principles of Historical Linguistics / Edition 2

by Hans Henrich Hock
     
 

Historical linguistic theory and practice contains a great number of different 'layers' which have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanency of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change and

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Historical linguistic theory and practice contains a great number of different 'layers' which have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanency of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change and analogy to present-day ideas on rule change and language mixture. To get a full grasp of the principles of historical linguistics it is therefore necessary to understand the nature and justifications (or shortcomings) of each of these 'layers', not just to look for a single 'overarching' theory. The major purpose of the book is to provide in up-to-date form such an understanding of the principles of historical linguistics and the related fields of comparative linguistics and linguistic reconstruction. In addition, the book provides a very broad exemplification of the principles of historical linguistics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110129625
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
2nd rev. and updated ed. 1991
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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