The Resource Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration, Don Ringe and Joseph F. Eska, (electronic resource)

Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration, Don Ringe and Joseph F. Eska, (electronic resource)

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Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration
Title
Historical linguistics
Title remainder
toward a twenty-first century reintegration
Statement of responsibility
Don Ringe and Joseph F. Eska
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics. Numerous case studies throughout the book show both that theoretical linguistics can be used to solve problems where traditional approaches to historical linguistics have failed to produce satisfying results, and that the results of historical research can have an impact on theory. The book first explains the nature of human language and the sources of language change in broad terms. It then focuses on different types of language change from contemporary viewpoints, before exploring comparative reconstruction - the most spectacular success of traditional historical linguistics - and the problems inherent in trying to devise new methods for linguistic comparison. Positioned at the cutting edge of the field, the book argues that this approach can and should lead to the reintegration of historical linguistics as one of the core areas in the study of language"--
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1954-
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Ringe, Donald A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P142
LC item number
.R56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eska, Joseph F
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • Historical linguistics
  • Linguistic change
  • Language and languages
Label
Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration, Don Ringe and Joseph F. Eska, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The nature of human language and language variation; 2. Language replication and language change; 3. Language change in the speech community; 4. Language contact as a source of change; 5. Sound change; 6. The evolution of phonological rules; 7. Morphology; 8. Morphological change; 9. Syntactic change; 10. Reconstruction; 11. Beyond comparative reconstruction: subgrouping and 'long-distance' relationships; Appendix: recovering the pronunciation of dead languages: types of evidence
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099801
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099801
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10643401
  • (CaONFJC)MIL425616
  • (OCoLC)823505295
Label
Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration, Don Ringe and Joseph F. Eska, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The nature of human language and language variation; 2. Language replication and language change; 3. Language change in the speech community; 4. Language contact as a source of change; 5. Sound change; 6. The evolution of phonological rules; 7. Morphology; 8. Morphological change; 9. Syntactic change; 10. Reconstruction; 11. Beyond comparative reconstruction: subgrouping and 'long-distance' relationships; Appendix: recovering the pronunciation of dead languages: types of evidence
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099801
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099801
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10643401
  • (CaONFJC)MIL425616
  • (OCoLC)823505295

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