Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research. The editors aim to build a solid background for further discussion and to indicate directions for new research on relevant open questions.
The book includes coverage of key terms, a list of resources, and sections on:
- history of research
- grammatical categories
- language contact
- causes of language change
It is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.