Trask s Historical Linguistics

Trask s Historical Linguistics

This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language ...

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/trask
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

This is a major introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0340607580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

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This is a major introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. The author introduces all major types of change, consequences of change (dialect andlanguage families), and methods in historical linguistics. Later chapters deal with sociolinguistic aspects of change, language contact, birth and death of languages, language and prehistory, and finally the issue of very remote relations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Historical and comparative linguistics has been a major scholarly discipline for 200 years, and yet this is the first dictionary ever devoted to it.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1579582184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 403

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Historical and comparative linguistics has been a major scholarly discipline for 200 years, and yet this is the first dictionary ever devoted to it. With nearly 2,400 entries, Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics covers every aspect of the subject, from the most venerable work to the exciting advances of the last few years -- many of which have not yet even made it into textbooks.All of the traditional terms are here, but so are the terms introduced only recently, in connection with such varied subjects as pidgin and creole languages, the sociolinguistic study of language change, mathematical and computational methods, the novel approaches to linguistic geography, the controversial proposals of new and vast language families, and the attempts at relating the theories of historical linguists to those of archaeologists, the anthropologists, and geneticists.More than just a dictionary, this book provides genuine linguistic examples of most of the terms entered, detailed explanations of fundamental concepts, critical assessments of controversial ideas, cross-references to related terms, and an abundance of references to the original literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

This is a major new introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology and morphology.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers

ISBN: 0340662956

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 430

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This is a major new introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology and morphology.
Categories: Comparative linguistics

The History of Basque

The History of Basque

This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary.

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136167560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of Western Europe. This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary. It also provides a long critical evaluation of the search for its relatives, as well as a thumbnail sketch of the language, a summary of its typological features, an external history and an extensive bibliography.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Time Depth in Historical Linguistics

Time Depth in Historical Linguistics

This book will be indispensable for anyone seriously concerned with issues of time depth in languages, and for all archaeologists and geneticists seeking an integration between their own discipline and the early history of languages.

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 1902937066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 681

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Time depth constitutes one of the most difficult problems in historical linguistics. Its evaluation is crucial for any systematic comparison with archaeological or genetic data, and hence basic to any broader historical interpretatio. This was the focus for a meeting of some of the world's leading linguistics held in 1999 at the McDonald Institute. The oft-criticised techniques of glottochronology and lexicostatistics were formulated by their leading advocates with positive results, but were also critically examined by sceptics. Linguistic palaeontology, convergence processes and morphological approaches were discussed. Specific consideration was given to Info-European, Uralic, Afroasiatic, bantu, Austronesian and Tibeto-Burman language families. This book will be indispensable for anyone seriously concerned with issues of time depth in languages, and for all archaeologists and geneticists seeking an integration between their own discipline and the early history of languages. Contibutors: Raimo Anttila, Peter Bakker, William Baxter, Peter Bellwood, Robert Blust, Lyle Campbell, James Clackson, Bernard Comrie, Aharon Dolgopolsky, Christopher Ehret, Sheila Embleton, T V Gamkrelidze, Richard Hayward, Paul Heggarty, Dimitry Leschiner, Marisa Lohr, Alexis Manaster Ramer, James Matisoff, Yaron Matras, April and Robert McMahon, Alexander Militiarev, Daniel Nettle, Joanna Nichols, Mark Pagel, Ilia Peiros, Colin Renfrew, Sergei Starostin, Larry Trask and Kalevi Wilk.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Do Languages Change

Why Do Languages Change

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Student s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

A Student s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

An extensive cross-referencing system makes the book easy to use: an invaluable annotated bibliography of texts on linguistics makes it an ideal guide for everyone beginning the study of language and linguistics.

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317859161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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The terminology used in linguistics can be confusing for those encountering the subject for the first time. This dictionary provides accessible and authoritative explanations of the terms and concepts currently in use in all the major areas of language and linguistics, (pronunciation, word structure, sentence structure, meaning) as well as in the study of the social, anthropological, psychological and neurological aspects of language. Entries are clear and unambiguous, and helpful examples are used to clarify where appropriate. Particular attention is given to the terminology of traditional grammar. There are entries for the names of major language families, and there are also brief biographical entries for the major figures in the field, past and present. An extensive cross-referencing system makes the book easy to use: an invaluable annotated bibliography of texts on linguistics makes it an ideal guide for everyone beginning the study of language and linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics--the study of language change over time.

Author: Terry Crowley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106017000206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics--the study of language change over time. It covers all the major areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. While examples are given from a wide range of languages, most major concepts and techniques are illustrated by material drawn from the languages of Australia and the Pacific. The needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, but the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and language change. This third edition includes a number of rewritten and supplemented sections and new material on grammaticalization, ergativity and accusativity, language diversification, palaeolinguistics, and morphological evolution.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Linguistics

Introducing Linguistics

Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, "Introducing Linguistics" reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Covering thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, "Introducing Linguistics" reveals the rules and beauty that underlie language, our most human skill.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Linguistics

Language and Linguistics

This fully updated second edition includes a: new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics since the book's original release), and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced ...

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415413596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

View: 143

The fully updated second edition of this critical work includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries and added specialised further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Towards a History of the Basque Language

Towards a History of the Basque Language

However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void.

Author: José Ignacio Hualde

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027285676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void. The book contains both state-of-the-art papers which summarize our knowledge about particular areas of Basque historical linguistics, and articles presenting new hypotheses and points of view based on hard evidence and careful analysis. All contributors to this volume have demonstrated expertise in the topic within Basque historical linguistics that their chapter addresses. Two classical articles by the late Luis Michelena are included in English translation. In addition, the book includes studies on diachronic phonology, morphology and syntax. The relation of Basque to other languages is also investigated in a couple of chapters.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics is a comprehensive A-Z guide to all the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics. Ideal for students, it contains over 230 entries.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415157421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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This fully updated second edition includes anew introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics since the book's original release) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students. A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include: terms used in grammatical analysis branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic linguistics linguistic phenomena from code-switching to conversational implicature language varieties from pidgin to standard language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Change

Language Change

This text uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415085632

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 93

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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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics

The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics

Handbooks of historical linguistics are numerous; especially in the past two
decades various introductory textbooks have ... Language History, Language
Change, and Language Relationship (1996), L. R. Trask, Historical Linguistics (
1996, ...

Author: Silvia Luraghi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441172198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research. The editors aim to build a solid background for further discussion and to indicate directions for new research on relevant open questions. The book includes coverage of key terms, a list of resources, and sections on: history of research methodology phonology morphology grammatical categories syntax grammaticalization semantics etymology language contact sociolinguistics causes of language change It is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Change

Language Change

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

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134885688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 102

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

McColl Millar, R. (2005) Language, Nation and Power, Palgrave Macmillan,
Basingstoke. McColl Millar, R. (2007) Trask's Historical Linguistics, Hodder
Arnold, London. McColl Millar, R. (2010) Authority and Identity. A Sociolinguistic
History of ...

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118257265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation is indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work.

Author: R L Trask

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141991580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The Penguin Guide to Punctuation is indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work. Whether you are puzzled by colons and semicolons, unsure of where commas should go or baffled by apostrophes, this jargon-free, succinct guide is for you.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

Language Change: The Interplay of Internal, External and Extra-Linguistic
Factors. Berlin: Mouton de ... Trask's Historical Linguistics. Rev. ... English in
Language Shift: The History, Structure and Sociolinguistics of South African
Indian English.

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 984

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The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Do Languages Change

Why Do Languages Change

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511770022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 833

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines