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Title: A Glossary of Historical Linguistics
Written By: Lyle Campbell
Mauricio J. Mixco
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748623792
Series Title: Glossaries in Linguisitcs
Description:

Historical Linguistics, the study of language change, is a major field in
linguistics. With its long history and numerous subfields of its own,
Historical Linguistics provides challenges to both beginning students and
scholars not specialized in this field. This glossary meets these
challenges by providing accessible and widely representative definitions,
discussion, and examples of key terms and concepts used in the field. It
is written by two well-known authorities in this field. The book is
extremely valuable to anyone wishing to understand historical linguistic
terminology and concepts.

Key features:

*A handy, easily understandable pocket guide, and a valuable companion for
courses in Historical Linguistics, history of individual languages, history
of linguistics, and for anyone curious about how and why languages change.

*Numerous cross-references to related terms

*Covers new as well as traditional terminology

*Not only defines, but provides examples and relevant discussion

Lyle Campbell is Presidential Professor of Linguistics and director of the
Center for American Indian Languages at the University of Utah. He has
published 16 books, 170 articles, and is on 13 editorial boards. He is the
author of the well-known textbook Historical Linguistics (2004, 2nd
edition, Edinburgh University Press and MIT Press).

Mauricio J. Mixco is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah. He
is a specialist in Historical Linguistics, Native American Linguistics and
Romance Linguistics, and publishes on the Yuman languages, on Mandan
(Siouan), and on Shoshoni (Uto-Aztecan).

A Glossary of Historical Linguistics is available in North America through
the University of Utah Press.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780748623
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 40.00
U.K. £ 11.99