Principles of Historical Linguistics

Principles of Historical Linguistics

eBook - 1991
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Historical linguistic theory and practice contains a great number of different 'layers' which have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanency of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change and analogy to present-day ideas on rule change and language mixture. To get a full grasp of the principles of historical linguistics it is therefore necessary to understand the nature and justifications (or shortcomings) of each of these 'layers', not just to look for a single 'overarching' theory. The major purpose of the book is to provide in up-to-
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 1991
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9783110219135
3110219131
Characteristics: 1 online resource (760 pages)

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