An Introduction to Historical Linguistics. All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. 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.
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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics. All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. 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. While examples are given from a wide range of languages, most major concepts and techniques are illustrated by material drawn from the languages of Australia and the Pacific.
The needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, but the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and language change.
This third edition includes a number of rewritten and supplemented sections and new material on grammaticalization, ergativity and accusativity, language diversification, palaeolinguistics, and morphological evolution.
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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics
An Introduction to Historical Linguistics. Oxford University Press, New York, This is the fourth edition of a work originally published in by Terry Crowley. Claire Bowern updates, corrects and enlarges the scope of the original work, which was concerned primarily with linguistic data from Oceania and Australia, by adding data from other languages beyond this scope. It provides a thorough introduction to diachronic sound change and methods of analysis. It also introduces other topics such as morphological, semantic and syntactic change.
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While I haven't been able to read this, yet, I had to share an interesting sight the link takes you to a Google Maps Streetview I noticed while out and about earlier today. This is on the side of a I have read the two editions for the same textbook ie, 3rd and 4th. However, I will review the fourth edition since it has covered many areas in comparison with the third edition. I should note that An Introduction to Historical Linguistics. Terry Crowley , Claire Bowern.