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Title: Historical Linguistics 2009
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, 10-14 August 2009
Edited By: Ans van Kemenade
Nynke de Haas
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 320

The International Conference on Historical Linguistics has always been a forum
that reflects the general state of the art in the field, and the 2009 edition, held in
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, fully allows the conclusion that the field has been
thriving over the years. The studies presented in this volume are an expression
of ongoing theoretical discussions as well as new analytical approaches to the
study of issues concerning language change. Taken together, they reflect some
of the current challenges in the field, as well as the opportunities offered by
judicious use of theoretical models and careful corpus-based work. The
volume's contributions are organized under the following headings: I. General
and Specific Issues of Language Change, II. Linguistic Variation and Change in
Germanic, III. Linguistic Variation and Change in Greek, and IV. Linguistic
Change in Romance.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027274809
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00
Europe EURO 110.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027248381
Prices: U.K. £ 110.00
Europe EURO 116.60
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