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Word Frequency and Lexical Diffusion

by B. Phillips
     
 
This study of word frequency effects on sound change provides a resolution of the Neogrammarian controversy. Betty S. Phillips discusses the implications for phonology and historical linguistics of certain types of change affecting the most frequent words first and other types of change affecting the least frequent words first.

Overview

This study of word frequency effects on sound change provides a resolution of the Neogrammarian controversy. Betty S. Phillips discusses the implications for phonology and historical linguistics of certain types of change affecting the most frequent words first and other types of change affecting the least frequent words first.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403932327
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

BETTY S. PHILLIPS is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Indiana State University.

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