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An introduction to historical linguistics, Terry Crowley and Claire Bowern

Label
An introduction to historical linguistics
Title
An introduction to historical linguistics
Statement of responsibility
Terry Crowley and Claire Bowern
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crowley, Terry
Dewey number
417/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P140
LC item number
.C76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bowern, Claire
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Historical linguistics
Label
An introduction to historical linguistics, Terry Crowley and Claire Bowern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Types of sound change -- Expressing sound changes -- Phonetic and phonemic change -- The comparative method (1) : procedures -- Determining relatedness -- Internal reconstruction -- Computational and statistical methods -- The comparative method (2) : history and challenges -- Morphological change -- Semantic and lexical change -- Syntactic change -- Observing language change -- Language contact -- Cultural reconstruction
Control code
273822411
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xxxii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780195365542
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008048617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)273822411
Label
An introduction to historical linguistics, Terry Crowley and Claire Bowern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Types of sound change -- Expressing sound changes -- Phonetic and phonemic change -- The comparative method (1) : procedures -- Determining relatedness -- Internal reconstruction -- Computational and statistical methods -- The comparative method (2) : history and challenges -- Morphological change -- Semantic and lexical change -- Syntactic change -- Observing language change -- Language contact -- Cultural reconstruction
Control code
273822411
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xxxii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780195365542
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008048617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)273822411

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