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Language Change: Progress or Decay?
     

Language Change: Progress or Decay?

by Jean Aitchison
 

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An up-to-date overview of language change considers where our evidence about language comes from and how and why changes happen, begin and end. This second edition has been substantially revised and enlarged.

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An up-to-date overview of language change considers where our evidence about language comes from and how and why changes happen, begin and end. This second edition has been substantially revised and enlarged.

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'The book is a very good and readable introduction to the discipline of historical linguistics and covers a very large number of questions.' The Linguist

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ISBN-13:
9781107023628
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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'The book is a very good and readable introduction to the discipline of historical linguistics and covers a very large number of questions.' The Linguist

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After many years lecturing with the University of London (at the London School of Economics and Political Science), Jean Aitchison was Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford (1993-2003) and is now an Emeritus Professor. She is the author of a number of books on language, including The Language Web (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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