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Language Change By Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)

Language Change
by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)

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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.
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Language Change by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)

In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change.

Language Change:

  • covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die
  • uses data-based exercises to show how languages change
  • looks at other key areas such as attitudes to language change, and the consequences of changing language.

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"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

Additional information

GOR001193367
Language Change by Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
Larry Trask (University of Sussex, UK)
Language Workbooks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-04-28
102
0415085632
9780415085632
N/A
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