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Historical Linguistics

An Introduction

Lyle Campbell

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Fully updated third edition of this classic, practical introduction to historical linguistics

This accessible, hands-on introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change - does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics.

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Contents

List of Tables, List of Figures and Maps, Preface, Acknowledgements, Phonetic Symbols and Conventions, Phonetic Symbols Chart

1 Introduction

2 Sound Change

3 Borrowing

4 Analogical Change

5 The Comparative Method and Linguistic Reconstruction

6 Linguistic Classification

7 Models of Linguistic Change

8 Internal Reconstruction

9 Semantic Change and Lexical Change

10 Morphological Change

11 Syntactic Change

12 Language Contact

13 Explanation

14 Distant Genetic Relationship

15 Writing and Philology: The Role of Written Records

16 Linguistic Prehistory

17 Quantitative Approaches to Historical Linguistics

Bibliography, Name Index, Subject Index, Language Index

About the Author

Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

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