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LINGUIST List 24.2732

Sat Jul 06 2013

Books: Historical Linguistics: Campbell

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jun-2013
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Historical Linguistics: Campbell
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Title: Historical Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction, 3rd edition
Published: 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                http://www.euppublishing.com

Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748645947

Author: Lyle Campbell
Electronic: ISBN: 9780748675593 Pages: 512 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780748646012 Pages: 512 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780748645947 Pages: 512 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

This state-of-the-art, practical introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change – does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics.

Distinctive to the book is its combination of the standard traditional topics with others now considered vital to historical linguistics: explanations of why languages change; sociolinguistic aspects of linguistic change; syntactic change and grammaticalisation; distant genetic relationships (how to show that languages are related); and linguistic prehistory. In addition, this third edition contains two new chapters on morphological change and quantitative approaches; a much expanded chapter on language contact with new sections on pidgins and creoles, mixed languages, and endangered languages; new sections on the language families and language isolates of the world; examination of specific proposals of distant genetic relationship; and a new section on writing systems.

With its clear, readable style, expert guidance and comprehensive coverage, Historical Linguistics: An Introduction is not only an invaluable textbook for students coming to the subject for the first time, but also an enlightening read for specialists in the field and non-specialists alike.

Features
*Practical hands-on approach to the subject, including numerous student exercises
*Examples taken from a wide range of languages, including numerous non-Indo-European languages, to illustrate concepts and methods
*Engaging writing style combined with insightful coverage makes this an engrossing introduction

This book is available in North America from the MIT Press.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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Brill http://www.brill.nl
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Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Classiques Garnier http://www.classiques-garnier.com/
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/
Edinburgh University Press http://www.euppublishing.com
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) http://www.elra.info/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu/
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
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Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra.ua.ac.be/
Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Morgan & Claypool Publishers http://www.morganclaypool.com/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT) http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Seoul National University http://j-cs.org/index/index.php
SIL International Publications http://www.sil.org/resources/publications
Universitat Jaume I http://www.uji.es/CA/publ/
University of Nebraska Press http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/
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