LINGUIST List 31.1970

Mon Jun 15 2020

Books: Historical Linguistics: Winters

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 02-Jun-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Historical Linguistics: Winters
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Title: Historical Linguistics
Subtitle: A cognitive grammar introduction
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/z.227

Author: Margaret E. Winters
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261236 Pages: 241 Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261236 Pages: 241 Price: Europe EURO 36.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261236 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 30.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205506 Pages: 241 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205506 Pages: 241 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205506 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027205513 Pages: 241 Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027205513 Pages: 241 Price: Europe EURO 38.16
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027205513 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 30.00
Abstract:

This textbook serves a dual purpose. It is, first, a comprehensive introduction to historical linguistics, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken, at the least, an introductory course in linguistics. Secondly, unlike many such textbooks, this one is based in the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics, a semantics-based theory which emphasizes the relationship between cognition and language. Descriptions and explanations touch on cognitive, social, and physiological aspects of language as it changes across time. Examples come principally from Germanic (English, German, Yiddish) and Romance (French and Spanish), but with some exploration of aspects of the history of other languages as well. Each chapter concludes with exercises based on material in the chapter and also with suggestions for extensions of the content to wider issues in diachronic linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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