The Resource Language change : progress or decay?, Jean Aitchison

Language change : progress or decay?, Jean Aitchison

Label
Language change : progress or decay?
Title
Language change
Title remainder
progress or decay?
Statement of responsibility
Jean Aitchison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book attempts to answer such questions by giving a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change
  • Why do people sometimes leave off the ends of words when they speak? Is it sloppiness, progress, or inevitable erosion? This book attempts to answer such questions by giving a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. It discusses where our evidence about language change comes from, how and why changes happen, and how and why languages begin and end. It considers not only changes which occurred many years ago, but also those currently in progress. It does this within the framework of one central question - is language change a symptom of progress or decay? It concludes that language is neither progressing nor decaying, but that an understanding of the factors causing change is essential for anyone involved with language alteration. For this substantially revised and enlarged second edition Jean Aitchison has included details of recent research on a number of key topics, and also discusses data from a wider variety of languages: but the work remains non-technical in style and accessible to the reader with no previous knowledge of linguistics. -- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aitchison, Jean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P142
LC item number
.A37 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistic change
  • Linguistica
  • Taalverandering
  • Changement linguistique
  • Linguistic change
  • Taalverandering
  • Sprachverfall
  • Sprachwandel
  • Linguistica
  • Variation linguistique
  • Changement linguistique
  • Sprachverfall
  • Sprachwandel
Label
Language change : progress or decay?, Jean Aitchison
Link
https://archive.org/details/languagechangepr0000aitc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-251) 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
Part I. Preliminaries. 1. The ever-whirling wheel --- 2. Collecting up clues --- 3. Charting the changes ---- Part II. Transition. 4. Spreading the word --- 5. Conflicting loyalties --- 6. Catching on and taking off --- 7. Caught in the web ---- Part III. Causation 8. The reason why --- 9. Doing what comes naturally --- 10. Repairing the patterns --- 11. The Mad Hatter's Tea-Party ---- Part IV. Beginnings and Endings. 12. Development and breakdown --- 13. Language birth --- 14. Language death --- 15. Progress or decay?
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521422833
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90026433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22907102
  • (OCoLC)ocm22907102
Label
Language change : progress or decay?, Jean Aitchison
Link
https://archive.org/details/languagechangepr0000aitc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-251) 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
Part I. Preliminaries. 1. The ever-whirling wheel --- 2. Collecting up clues --- 3. Charting the changes ---- Part II. Transition. 4. Spreading the word --- 5. Conflicting loyalties --- 6. Catching on and taking off --- 7. Caught in the web ---- Part III. Causation 8. The reason why --- 9. Doing what comes naturally --- 10. Repairing the patterns --- 11. The Mad Hatter's Tea-Party ---- Part IV. Beginnings and Endings. 12. Development and breakdown --- 13. Language birth --- 14. Language death --- 15. Progress or decay?
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521422833
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90026433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22907102
  • (OCoLC)ocm22907102

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