Historical Linguistics, fourth edition: An Introduction

Historical Linguistics, fourth edition: An Introduction

by Lyle Campbell


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 30, 2021


The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded, with new material and a new layout.

This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples from a broad range of languages and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262542180
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is the author of American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America and Historical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective (with Alice C. Harris), both of which won the Linguistic Society of America's prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award, and other books.

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