Language Change By Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
This text uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. It covers the most frequent types of change, and how languages are born and die. It also looks at other key areas, such as attitudes to language change, and the consequences.
"Excellently conceived and written. . . . Trask's book is superior to any competing textbooks that exist." -William Bright, University of Colorado
Table of Contents
Ways of using this book Unit 1: Language is Always Changing Unit 2: English in the Past Unit 3: Borrowing Words Unit 4: Creating Words 5: Change in Pronunciation 6: Change in Spelling Unit 7: Change in Grammar Unit 8: Change in Meaning Unit 9: The Origin of Dialects Unit 10: Relatedness Between Languages Unit 11: More Remote Relations Unit 12: The Birth and Death of Languages Unit 13: Attitudes Towards Language Change Unit 14: Putting It All Together Further Reading Appendix Index
Language Change by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
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