Linguistic Evolution: With Special Reference to English

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Nov 23, 1972 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
Professor Samuels presents a comprehensive explanation of the reasons for linguistic change, applying his theory in particular to the history of English. He assesses and mediates between the conflicting dogmas of different schools of linguistics, and offers an alternative theory of linguistic change which is basically simple but has the scope to cover any type of change.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information