Historical linguistics traditionally known as philology is the branch of linguistics concerned with the development of languages over time where linguistics usually looks at one language at a time philology looks at them all. With its lucid and engaging style expert guidance and comprehensive coverage historical linguistics an introduction is not only an invaluable textbook for students coming to the subject for the first time but also an entertaining and engaging read for specialists in the field features practical hands on approach including numerous student exercises wide range of languages and examples accessible writing style aimed at beginning students comprehensive and insightful coverage of . This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics the study of language change over time it covers all themajor areas of historical linguistics presenting concepts in a clear and concise way examples are given from a wide range of languages with special emphasis on the languages of australia and the pacific while the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind the book will also be of interest to the general reader . An introduction to historical linguistics by crowley terry publication date 1997 topics linguistique historique historical linguistics historische taalwetenschap einfuhrung historische sprachwissenschaft einfuhrung publisher auckland nz oxford university press collection inlibrary printdisabled internetarchivebooks digitizing sponsor kahle austin foundation contributor internet
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