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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: Historical Linguistics and Language Change
Written By: Roger Lass
Description:

Language change happens in the spatio-temporal world. Historical
linguistics is the craft linguists exercise upon its results, in order to
tell coherent stories about it. In a series of linked essays Roger Lass
offers a critical survey of the foundations of the art of historical
linguistics, and its interaction with its subject matter, language change,
taking as his background some of the major philosophical issues that arise
fromthese considerations. The paradoxical conclusion is that our
historiographical methods are often better than the data they have to work
with.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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