Trask's Historical Linguistics

Trask's Historical Linguistics

by Robert McColl Millar, Larry Trask


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415706575
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert McColl Millar is Professor in Linguistics and Scottish Language at the University of Aberdeen. His most recent books include English Historical Sociolinguistics (2012) and (with William Barras and Lisa Marie Bonnici) Lexical Variation and Attrition in the Scottish Fishing Communities (2014).

Larry Trask was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex and an authority on Basque language and historical linguistics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The fact of language change

Chapter 2 Lexical and semantic change

Chapter 3 Phonological change I: change in pronunciation

Chapter 4 Phonological change II: change in phonological systems

Chapter 5 Morphological change

Chapter 6 Syntactic change

Chapter 7 Relatedness between languages

Chapter 8 Syntactic change

Chapter 10 The origin and propagation of change

Chapter 11 Social and historical pressures upon language

Chapter 12 Language and prehistory

Appendix: The Swadesh 200-word list



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