Language history, language change, and language relationship
Hans Henrich Hock
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Language history, language change, and language relationship

an introduction to historical and comparative linguistics — 2nd rev. ed.

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This edition published in by Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, . New York.

Written in English

588 pages

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Table of Contents

The discovery of Indo-European
Writing: its history and its decipherment
Sound change
Analogy and change in word structure
Syntactic change
Semantic change
Lexical borrowing
Lexical change and etymology: the study of words
Language, dialect, and standard
Dialect geography and dialectology
Language spread, link languages, and bilingualism
Convergence: dialectology beyond language boundaries
Pidgins, creoles, and related forms of language
Language death
Comparative method: establishing language relationship
Proto-world?: the question of long-distance genetic relationships
Historical linguistics, history, and prehistory: linguistic paleontology and other applications of our methods.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs -- 218, Trends in linguistics -- 218.


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P140 .H588 2009

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xvii, 588 p. :
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3110218429, 3110214296
9783110218428, 9783110214291
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