LINGUIST List 24.1421

Wed Mar 27 2013

Books: Scribes as Agents of Language Change: Wagner, Outhwaite, Beinhoff (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <>

Date: 25-Mar-2013
From: Linda Steglich <>
Subject: Scribes as Agents of Language Change: Wagner, Outhwaite, Beinhoff (Eds)
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Title: Scribes as Agents of Language Change Series Title: Studies in Language Change [SLC] 10 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Esther-Miriam Wagner Editor: Ben Outhwaite Editor: Bettina Beinhoff Electronic: ISBN: 9781614510543 Pages: 328 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614510505 Pages: 328 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

The majority of our evidence for language change in pre-modern times comes from the written output of scribes. The present volume deals with a variety of aspects of language change and focuses on the role of scribes. The individual articles, which treat different theoretical and empirical issues, reflect a broad cross-linguistic and cross-cultural diversity. The languages that are represented cover a broad spectrum, and the empirical data come from a wide range of sources. This book provides a wealth of new data and new perspectives on old problems, and it raises new questions about the actual mechanisms of language change.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics                             Historical Linguistics                             Language Change
Written In: English (eng)

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