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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

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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 ...

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics 1998, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195583786

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An Introduction to Historical Linguistics 1993, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195582475

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