Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship: An Introduction to Historical and Comparative Linguistics

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 602 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
Appendix to Chapter
22
The discovery of IndoEuropean
35
Its history and its decipherment
65
alphabets
81
Sound change
113
Analogy and change in word structure
153
Syntactic change
189
Language spread link languages and bilingualism
369
Dialectology beyond language boundaries
393
Pidgins creoles and related forms of language
418
Pidgin origins
426
Trade Jargons and other pidginlike languages
434
Decreolization and African American Vernacular
442
Establishing language relationship
455
ProtoWorld? The question of longdistance genetic
485

Semantic change
215
Lexical borrowing
253
The study of words
292
Language dialect and standard
321
Dialect geography and dialectology
346
dialects
358
Linguistic
507
Chapter notes and suggested readings
536
Copyright acknowledgments
555
Indexes
585
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