Teach yourself comparative linguistic

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English Universities Press., 1967 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages

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Contents

Introduction 1 The Nature of Language
1
The Scope of Comparative Linguistics
7
A Geographical Survey of the Worlds Languages
23
Language and Dialect
38
The English Language
44
Creators of Language
53
Sounds
65
the Science of Speech Sounds
67
Morphology and Syntax in Evolution
153
Notes and Illustrations
165
Meaning
199
The Study of Meaning
201
The Study of Words
209
The Lexical Resources of Language
222
Change of Meaning and the Creation of New Meaning
231
Its Relevance to Comparative Linguistics
238

Sound Change
81
Historical Phonology
94
Notes on Historical Phonology
106
Morphology and Syntax
133
Morphological and Syntactic Analysis
135
Language Outlook and Civilisation
250
Suggestions for further reading
259
Key to exercises
263
Acknowledgements
266
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