Historical Linguistics is concerned with the process of language change through time. It investigates how and why the language of individuals, a social group or a whole 'speech community' develops in respect of its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Dr Bynon regards language as essentially a dynamic phenomenon, whose character can be at best only partly understood by a static, and necessarily idealized, synchronic approach. In Part I she establishes the theoretical framework by providing a systematic survey of the three ...

Historical Linguistics 1977, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521291880

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Historical Linguistics 1977, Cambridge University Press

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