This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
The Grammar of Words
An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology, 2nd edition
Geert Booij's popular textbook on the internal structure of words has been revised and updated. It includes a new chapter on the field's most notorious problem: the status of the word. It also has a full glossary of terms. The book covers every aspect of theory and the practical analysis of words and is the only introductory text to explore the role of morphology in processes of linguistic change and in the operations in the mind.