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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: Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance
Subtitle: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-928308-7
Description:

This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages
at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors
investigate the relationship between areal diffusion and the genetic
development of languages, and reveal the means of distinguishing what may
cause one language to share the characteristics of another. The chapters
cover Ancient Anatolia, Modern Anatolia, Australia, Amazonia, Oceania,
Southeast and East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199283087
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99