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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: An Introduction to Historical Linguistics, Fourth Edition
Written By: TerryT.Crowley
Description:

All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly
changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of
diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers
all the major areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a
clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages,
with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While
the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in
mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to
understand language and language change.

For this fourth edition, a number of new sections have been written,
including many new problems and several new datasets. Existing materials
have been supplemented with new sections on grammaticalization,
tonogenesis, morphological change, and using statistical methods in
language classification.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195365542
ISBN-13: 9780195365542
Pages: 368
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