The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics

The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics

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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 methodology phonology morphology grammatical categories syntax grammaticalization semantics etymology language contact sociolinguistics causes of language change It is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.A more comprehensive survey of the history of etymology up to 1800 can be found in Willer (2003). ... of his (Noordegraaf (1997)) accessible through the internet: (hp:// 1871/12712/1/VVVOLTAIRE.pdf, accessed on 6 May 2009). ... of the form is unnecessary for the point in question or because there are problems which (s)he does not want to talk about. ... Another example for this type is the name of the god of the Zoroastrians in the Avesta, MazdA¬Ā- (Ahura), lit.

Title:The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics
Author:Silvia Luraghi, Vit Bubenik
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2010-07-08


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