Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship

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Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship - Joseph, Brian D, Professor, and Hock, Hans H

Why does language change? Why can we speak to and understand our parents but have trouble reading Shakespeare? Why is Chaucer's English of the fourteenth century so different from Modern English of the late twentieth century that the two are essentially different languages? Why are Americans and English 'one people divided by a common language'? ... Read More

Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship 1996, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783110147841

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