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Historical Linguistics

Theory and Method (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics)

by Mark Hale

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


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Number of Pages288
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ISBN 100631196617
ISBN 109780631196617

  Brian D. Joseph is Professor of Linguistics and Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. Within historical linguistics, his research focuses mainly on Indo-European languages. He has written and edited numerous books – including Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship (with Hans H. Hock, ) and The . Historical linguistics is the study of not only the history of languages, as the name implies, but also the study of how languages change, and how languages are related to one another. It might seem at first that this would be a rather dull, uneventful field of study, but that is far from the truth.

This title provides an understanding of the principles of historical linguistics and the related fields of comparative linguistics and linguistic reconstruction. In addition, it provides a broad exemplification for the principles of historical linguistics. No comparable history of linguistics was written in the s and s with regard to structuralism, but a look into Bloomfield's Language () or Gray's Foundations of Language () clearly suggests that the chapters devoted to HoL were an attempt to redress the development of the discipline and to document the superiority of the.

  Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics. This edition has been thoroughly : Taylor And Francis. Comparative and historical linguistics are often treated as a single discipline, although they actually differ considerably with respect to their goals and methods. Comparative linguistics is the scientific study of language from a comparative point of view, which means that it is involved in comparing and classifying languages. To compare File Size: KB.


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With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics. The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field. This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues.

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The work and ideas they discuss are relevant not only to other aspects of Historical Linguistics but also to more general developments in linguistic theory. Along with Professor Jones' Introduction, their comments provide a major overview of Historical Linguistics that will be the reference point for its development for many years to come and Cited by: Brian D.

Joseph is Professor of Linguistics and Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. Within historical linguistics, his research focuses mainly on Indo-European languages. He has written and edited numerous books – including Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship (with Hans H.

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Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics.

This edition has been thoroughly by:. Historical linguistics —traditionally known as philology—is the branch of linguistics concerned with the development of a language or of languages over time.

The primary tool of historical linguistics is the comparative method, a way of identifying relations among languages in the absence of written records. For this reason, historical Author: Richard Nordquist.This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages.

The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the.The basic concepts and controversies of historical linguistics are well surveyed in Brian D.

Joseph and Richard D. Janda, eds., The Handbook of Historical Linguistics (Blackwell, ), with compendious bibliographical references. Two important booksFile Size: KB.