Language

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 - Grammar, Comparative and general - 566 pages
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The book presents the fundamentals of Linguistics and the historical survey of languages to the reader without any complication and obscurity. It is a valuable book for students and scholars of linguistics.The author has followed the traditional order of presentation. He begins with the survey of languages of the world, proceeds with the study of phonetic structure, gramatical forms, syntax and morphology, each being the indispensable preliminary to the study of the ensuing one.
  

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Writing is not language, but merely a way or recording language
we can not foretell what one person will say but if we found it possible and worthwhile to register every speech-utterance in a large
community, we should doubtless be able to foretell how many times any utterance would be spoken, especially about the changes that are constantly going on in every language. 

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Not my favourite linguist, but this book is good enough for introduction to linguistics. Read full review

Contents

The Study or Language
3
The Use of Language
21
SpeechCommunities
42
The Languages of the World
57
The Phoneme
74
Types of Phonemes
93
Modifications
109
Phonetic Stbuctuhe
127
The Comparative Method
297
Dialect Geography
321
Phonetic Change
346
Types of Phonetic Change
369
Fluctuation in the Frequency of Forms
392
Analogic Change
404
Semantic Change
425
Cultural Borrowing
444

Meaning
139
Grammatical Forms
158
SentenceTypes
170
Syntax
184
Morphology
207
Morphologic Types
227
Substitution
247
FormClasses and Lexicon
264
Written Records
281
Intimate Borrowing
461
Dialect Borrowing
476
Applications and Outlook
496
Notes
511
Bibliography
525
Table of Phonetic Symbols
547
Additions and Corrections
551
Index
553
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