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The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

Edited by: Claire Bowern , Bethwyn Evans

Print publication date:  June  2014
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415527897
eBook ISBN: 9781315794013
Adobe ISBN: 9781317743248

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The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines.

Divided into five sections, the volume encompass a wide range of approaches and addresses issues in the following areas:

  • historical perspectives
  • methods and models
  • language change
  • interfaces
  • regional summaries

Each of the thirty-two chapters is written by a specialist in the field and provides: a introduction to the subject; an analysis of the relationship between the diachronic and synchronic study of the topic; an overview of the main current and critical trends; and examples from primary data. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area.

Chapter 28 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access at www.tandfebooks.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Lineage and the constructive imagination Download PDF
Chapter  2:  New perspectives in historical linguistics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Compositionality and change Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Comparative Method Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Comparative Method Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Trees, waves and linkages Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Language phylogenies Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Diachronic stability and typology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sound change Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Phonological changes Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Morphological change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Morphological reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Functional syntax and language change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Generative syntax and language change Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Syntax and syntactic reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Lexical semantic change and semantic reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Formal semantics/pragmatics and language change Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Etymology Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sign languages in their historical context Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Language acquisition and language change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social dimensions of language change Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Language use, cognitive processes and linguistic change Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Contact-induced language change Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Language attrition and language change Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Demographic correlates of language diversity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Historical linguistics and socio-cultural reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Prehistory through language and archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Historical linguistics and molecular anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Indo-European Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Austronesian language family Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Austroasiatic language phylum Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Pama-Nyungan Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Pacific Northwest linguistic area Download PDF
Editors_Introduction_Foundations_of_the Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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