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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 - Grammar, Comparative and general - 566 pages
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. 

Contents

CHAPTER
3
GRAMMATICAL FORMS
166
SENTENCETYPES
179
SYNTAX
190
MORPHOLOGY
220
MORPHOLOGIC TYPES
240
SUBSTITUTION
260
WRITTEN RECORDS
282
TYPES OF PHONETIC CHANGE
390
ANALOGIC CHANGE
410
SEMANTIC CHANGE
428
CULTURAL BORROWING
444
INTIMATE BORROWING
461
DIALECT BORROWING
486
APPLICATIONS AND OUTLOOK
507
BIBLIOGRAPHY
525

THE COMPARATIVE METHOD
302
DIALECT GEOGRAPHY
339
PHONETIC CHANGE
368
TABLE OF PHONETIC SYMBOLS
547
INDEX
553
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