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LINGUIST List 24.528

Wed Jan 30 2013

Books: Lexical and Structural Etymology: Mailhammer (Ed)

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

Date: 25-Jan-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Lexical and Structural Etymology: Mailhammer (Ed)
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Title: Lexical and Structural Etymology
Subtitle: Beyond Word Histories
Series Title: Studies in Language Change [SLC] 11
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/180256?format=G

Editor: Robert Mailhammer
Electronic: ISBN: 9781614510581 Pages: 324 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614510598 Pages: 324 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

Traditionally, etymology is concerned with the study of lexical items. However, in this book etymology is understood more generally as a research approach concerned with the question of how a particular word or structure came into existence. As a result, etymology can investigate the origin of words (lexical etymology) but also structural elements, such as morphemes and constructions (structural etymology). This pioneer volume assembles thirteen etymological studies over a broad range of languages, ranging from Europe to Australia and the Pacific, focusing in particular on Australian Indigenous languages. The phenomena investigated in the contributions comprise the origin of Australian Indigenous place names and kinship terms, constructions and word histories in Oceanic languages, typological investigations as well as papers on the methodology of etymological research. This volume is intended for a scholarly audience including intermediate and advanced university students with an interest in historical linguistic, especially in etymology, but also semantics, toponymy and language contact.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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