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

Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

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.

Author: Trask R. L. Trask

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474473316

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 384

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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. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, ...

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 135

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

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: 534

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

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: 244

Packed with fascinating examples, this entertaining book explores changes in the English language over time.
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: 618

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

View: 120

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

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: 996

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

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: 162

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

A Student s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

A Student s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

An extensive cross-referencing system makes the book easy to use: an invaluable annotated bibliography of texts on linguistics makes it an ideal guide for everyone beginning the study of language and linguistics.

Author: Larry Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317859161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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The terminology used in linguistics can be confusing for those encountering the subject for the first time. This dictionary provides accessible and authoritative explanations of the terms and concepts currently in use in all the major areas of language and linguistics, (pronunciation, word structure, sentence structure, meaning) as well as in the study of the social, anthropological, psychological and neurological aspects of language. Entries are clear and unambiguous, and helpful examples are used to clarify where appropriate. Particular attention is given to the terminology of traditional grammar. There are entries for the names of major language families, and there are also brief biographical entries for the major figures in the field, past and present. An extensive cross-referencing system makes the book easy to use: an invaluable annotated bibliography of texts on linguistics makes it an ideal guide for everyone beginning the study of language and linguistics.
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: 102

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

Historical Linguistics Fourth Edition

Historical Linguistics  Fourth Edition

Meillet , Antoine , The Comparative Method in Historical Linguistics [ English trans . of La Méthode comparative en ... Millar , Robert McColl and Larry Trask , Trask's Historical Linguistics ( London : Routledge , 2015 ) [ 2nd edn of ...

Author: Lyle Campbell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262542180

Category:

Page: 560

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The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded, with new material and a new layout. This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples from a broad range of languages and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory.
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English Historical Linguistics

English Historical Linguistics

Journal of Experimental Psychology 90,227–234. Millar, Robert McColl. 2012. English historical sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Millar, Robert McColl (ed.). 2015. Trask's Historical linguistics. 3rd edn.

Author: Laurel J. Brinton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107113640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

View: 783

Written by an international team of leading scholars, this engaging textbook on the study of English historical linguistics is uniquely organized in terms of theoretical approaches and perspectives. Each chapter features textboxes, case studies, suggestions for further reading and exercises, enabling students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and guiding them on undertaking further research. The case studies and exercises guide students in approaching and manipulating empirical data, providing them with hands-on experience of conducting linguistic research. An extensive variety of approaches, from traditional to contemporary, is treated, including generative approaches, historical sociolinguistic and pragmatic approaches, psycholinguistic perspectives, grammaticalization theory, and discourse-based approaches, as well as perspectives on standardization and language variation. Each chapter applies the concepts discussed to data from the history of English, and a glossary of key terms enables easy navigation and quick cross-referencing. An essential resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of the history of English linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Principles of Historical Linguistics

Principles of Historical Linguistics

Trask's historical linguistics, 3rd ed. London: Hodder Education. Millardet, Georges. 1933. Sur un ancien substrat commun à la Sicile, le Corse, et la Sardaigne. Revue de linguistique romane 9: 346–369. Miller, D. Gary. 1973.

Author: Hans Henrich Hock

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110746563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1101

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Historical linguistic theory and practice consist of a large number of chronological "layers" that have been accepted in the course of time and have acquired a permanence of their own. These range from neogrammarian conceptualizations of sound change, analogy, and borrowing, to prosodic, lexical, morphological, and syntactic change, and to present-day views on rule change and the effects of language contact. To get a full grasp of the principles of historical linguistics it is therefore necessary to understand the nature of each of these "layers". This book is a major revision and reorganization of the earlier editions and adds entirely new chapters on morphological change and lexical change, as well as a detailed discussion of linguistic palaeontology and ideological responses to the findings of historical linguistics to this landmark publication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew

Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew

In chapter 7 we look more closely at the quantitative approach of variationist historical sociolinguistics, its theory and method, ... See R. M. Millar, Trask's Historical Linguistics (2d ed.; London: Hodder Education, 2007), 333– 34.

Author: Robert Rezetko

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781628370461

Category: Religion

Page: 720

View: 199

!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" html meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="content-type" body A philologically robust approach to the history of ancient Hebrew In this book the authors work toward constructing an approach to the history of ancient Hebrew that overcomes the chasm of academic specialization. The authors illustrate how cross-textual variable analysis and variation analysis advance research on Biblical Hebrew and correct theories based on extra-linguistic assumptions, intuitions, and ideologies by focusing on variation of forms/uses in the Masoretic text and variation between the Masoretic text and other textual traditions. Features: A unique approach that examines the nature of the sources and the description of their language together Extensive bibliography for further research Tables of linguistic variables and parallels
Categories: Religion

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

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

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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.
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Comparative Indo European Linguistics

Comparative Indo European Linguistics

[on Marcus van Boxhorn] Lehmann, W. 1967A reader in nineteenth-century historicalIndo-European linguistics. ... Seuren, P. 1998 Western linguistics: an historical introduction. Oxford: Blackwell. ... 2007 Trask's Historical Linguistics.

Author: Robert S.P. Beekes

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027285003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics. It starts with a presentation of the languages of the family (from English and the other Germanic languages, the Celtic and Slavic languages, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit through Armenian and Albanian) and a discussion of the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans, the speakers of the Indo-European proto-language.The reader is introduced into the nature of language change and the methods of reconstruction of older language stages, with many examples (from the Indo-European languages). A full description is given of the sound changes, which makes it possible to follow the origin of the different Indo-European languages step by step. This is followed by a discussion of the development of all the morphological categories of Proto-Indo-European. The book presents the latest in scholarly insights, like the laryngeal and glottalic theory, the accentuation, the ablaut patterns, and these are systematically integrated into the treatment. The text of this second edition has been corrected and updated by Michiel de Vaan. Sixty-six new exercises enable the student to practice the reconstruction of PIE phonology and morphology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines