Trask s Historical Linguistics

Trask s Historical Linguistics

This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language ...

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/trask
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Trask s Historical Linguistics

Trask s Historical Linguistics

This third edition of the renowned Trask's Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated.

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher:

ISBN: 1317541758

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Trask's Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask's Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated.
Categories: Comparative linguistics

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics

This is a major new introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology and morphology.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers

ISBN: 0340662956

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 430

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This is a major new introduction to historical linguistics, designed for students who have no background in historical linguistics but who have at least some knowledge of phonetics, phonology and morphology.
Categories: Comparative linguistics

Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Historical and comparative linguistics has been a major scholarly discipline for 200 years, and yet this is the first dictionary ever devoted to it.

Author: Trask R. L. Trask

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474473316

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 384

View: 818

Historical and comparative linguistics has been a major scholarly discipline for 200 years, and yet this is the first dictionary ever devoted to it. With nearly 2400 entries, this dictionary covers every aspect of the subject, from the most venerable work to the exciting advances of the last few years, many of which have not even made it into textbooks yet.All of the traditional terms are here, but so are the terms only introduced recently, in connection with such varied subjects as pidgin and creole languages, the sociolinguistic study of language change, mathematical and computational methods, the novel approaches to linguistic geography, the controversial proposals of new and vast language families, and the attempts at relating the results of the historical linguists to those of the archaeologists, the anthropologists and the geneticists.More than just a dictionary, this book provides genuine linguistic examples of most of the terms entered, detailed explanations of fundamental concepts, critical assessment of controversial ideas, cross-references to related terms, and an abundance of references to the original literature.Features:*The first dictionary in the field.*Comprehensive coverage.*Clearly written and accurate entries.*Covers traditional and contemporary terminology.*Provides linguistic examples of terms defined.*Supplies numerous cross-references to related terms.*Includes hundreds of references to the original literature.
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Trask s Historical Linguistics

Trask s Historical Linguistics

Trask's Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time.

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 860

Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/trask
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Basque

The History of Basque

This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary.

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136167560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 601

Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of Western Europe. This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary. It also provides a long critical evaluation of the search for its relatives, as well as a thumbnail sketch of the language, a summary of its typological features, an external history and an extensive bibliography.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

An Introduction to Historical Linguistics

The new edition of this popular introductory text on historical linguistics covers all areas of language change, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific.

Author: Terry Crowley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195365542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 816

The new edition of this popular introductory text on historical linguistics covers all areas of language change, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific. Topics include sound change, the comparative method, cultural reconstruction and morphological and syntactic change.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Linguistics The Key Concepts

Language and Linguistics  The Key Concepts

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: R.L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134728176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 755

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Do Languages Change

Why Do Languages Change

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 655

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Time Depth in Historical Linguistics

Time Depth in Historical Linguistics

This book will be indispensable for anyone seriously concerned with issues of time depth in languages, and for all archaeologists and geneticists seeking an integration between their own discipline and the early history of languages.

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 1902937066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 681

View: 489

Time depth constitutes one of the most difficult problems in historical linguistics. Its evaluation is crucial for any systematic comparison with archaeological or genetic data, and hence basic to any broader historical interpretatio. This was the focus for a meeting of some of the world's leading linguistics held in 1999 at the McDonald Institute. The oft-criticised techniques of glottochronology and lexicostatistics were formulated by their leading advocates with positive results, but were also critically examined by sceptics. Linguistic palaeontology, convergence processes and morphological approaches were discussed. Specific consideration was given to Info-European, Uralic, Afroasiatic, bantu, Austronesian and Tibeto-Burman language families. This book will be indispensable for anyone seriously concerned with issues of time depth in languages, and for all archaeologists and geneticists seeking an integration between their own discipline and the early history of languages. Contibutors: Raimo Anttila, Peter Bakker, William Baxter, Peter Bellwood, Robert Blust, Lyle Campbell, James Clackson, Bernard Comrie, Aharon Dolgopolsky, Christopher Ehret, Sheila Embleton, T V Gamkrelidze, Richard Hayward, Paul Heggarty, Dimitry Leschiner, Marisa Lohr, Alexis Manaster Ramer, James Matisoff, Yaron Matras, April and Robert McMahon, Alexander Militiarev, Daniel Nettle, Joanna Nichols, Mark Pagel, Ilia Peiros, Colin Renfrew, Sergei Starostin, Larry Trask and Kalevi Wilk.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Linguistics

Language and Linguistics

"The new edition of this A-Z guide explores the main concepts and terms used in the study of language and linguistics.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415413596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

View: 660

The fully updated second edition of this critical work includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries and added specialised further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Why Do Languages Change

Why Do Languages Change

Packed with fascinating examples of changes in the English language over time, this entertaining book explores the origin of words and place names, the differences between British and American English, and the apparent eccentricities of the ...

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521546931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 169

The first recorded English name for the make-up we now call blusher was paint, in 1660. In the 1700s a new word, rouge, displaced paint, and remained in standard usage for around two centuries. Then, in 1965, an advertisement coined a new word for the product: blusher. Each generation speaks a little differently, and every language is constantly changing. It is not only words that change, every aspect of a language changes over time - pronunciation, word-meanings and grammar. Packed with fascinating examples of changes in the English language over time, this entertaining book explores the origin of words and place names, the differences between British and American English, and the apparent eccentricities of the English spelling system. Amusingly written yet deeply instructive, it will be enjoyed by anyone involved in studying the English language and its history, as well as anyone interested in how and why languages change.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Competing Motivations in the Process of Language Change

Competing Motivations in the Process of Language Change

This work, however, does not meet the claim to provide a complete illustration of language change. It is rather an overview of the different motivations influencing and shaping a language steadily.

Author: David Stehling

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656319641

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 15

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Historical Linguistics, language: English, abstract: Language change is a steadily continuing process. Languages were changing 2000 years ago. They are changing today and they will certainly be changing in the future. So we are able to determine different steps in the development of the English language: roughly speaking, Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. All of them are different from each other in terms of semantics, phonology, or morphology. In this manner, morphological and syntactic, phonological, lexical and semantic characteristics of a particular language are altering all the time. These processes may happen consciously or unconsciously. They may be perceived by the speakers of the respective language or they may be not. However, this process is always going on. Furthermore, there are lots of motivations causing those changes. As an example, the ambition to ease pronunciation – that is, the reduction of effort that is necessary for moving the speech articulators – causes changes in phonology. The contact between several languages may cause lexical and semantic change as well as phonological change. Social pressures may be equally influential. Lexical items, additionally, may take over grammatical functions losing their original meaning due to frequent usage of the particular word or phrase. Thus, a language, as will be explained in this paper, is generally shaped and altered by using it. In fact, a number of linguists claim that language change is caused by competing motivations, which “[...] can never all be satisfied at once.” This seminar paper deals with the processes of language change and these competing motivations. Hence, the various types of language changes – lexical and semantic, morphological and syntactic as well as phonological changes – will be defined and described. Furthermore, the theories of ‘Lexical Diffusion’, ‘Grammaticalization’, the ‘Invisible Hand Phenomenon’, and, finally, the sociolinguistic aspects of language change are taken into consideration. This work, however, does not meet the claim to provide a complete illustration of language change. It is rather an overview of the different motivations influencing and shaping a language steadily.
Categories: Literary Collections

Biblische Exegese und Hebr ische Lexikographie

Biblische Exegese und Hebr  ische Lexikographie

In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft.

Author: Stefan Schorch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110266121

Category: Religion

Page: 607

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This volume aims to examine the history and the impact of Wilhelm Gesenius s Concise Hebrew-German Dictionary in the context of historical research. From the time of its initial publication in 1810 through its most recent 18th edition completed in 2010, the dictionary has been among the most important reference works for scholars in Hebrew language studies, Old Testament biblical studies, and Semitic studies. It has exerted lasting influence on Old Testament biblical exegesis, Hebrew lexicography, and Semitic language studies. The 33 essays in this volume provide a picture of the dictionary's diverse historical interrelationships and impacts."
Categories: Religion

Towards a History of the Basque Language

Towards a History of the Basque Language

However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void.

Author: José Ignacio Hualde

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027285676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 883

Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void. The book contains both state-of-the-art papers which summarize our knowledge about particular areas of Basque historical linguistics, and articles presenting new hypotheses and points of view based on hard evidence and careful analysis. All contributors to this volume have demonstrated expertise in the topic within Basque historical linguistics that their chapter addresses. Two classical articles by the late Luis Michelena are included in English translation. In addition, the book includes studies on diachronic phonology, morphology and syntax. The relation of Basque to other languages is also investigated in a couple of chapters.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation is indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work.

Author: R L Trask

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141991580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The Penguin Guide to Punctuation is indispensable for anyone who needs to get to grips with using punctuation in their written work. Whether you are puzzled by colons and semicolons, unsure of where commas should go or baffled by apostrophes, this jargon-free, succinct guide is for you.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines