The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics (Bloomsbury Companions)

Editat de Silvia Luraghi, Vit Bubenik
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Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research. The editors aim to build a solid background for further discussion and to indicate directions for new research on relevant open questions.The book includes coverage of key terms, a list of resources, and sections on:- history of research- methodology- phonology- morphology- grammatical categories- syntax- grammaticalization- semantics - etymology- language contact- sociolinguistics- causes of language changeIt is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.
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ISBN-13: 9781441130105
ISBN-10: 1441130101
Pagini: 480
Ilustrații: illustrations
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.79 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Bloomsbury Companions

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Looks at a discipline vital to understand language change and the history of human languages.

Notă biografică

Silvia Luraghi is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pavia, Italy.Vit Bubenik is Professor of Linguistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.


List of IllustrationsList of ContributorsEditor's Introduction1. Historical linguistics: history, sources and resources Silvia Luraghi and Vit Bubenik Part I: Methodology2. Sound change and the comparative method: the science of historical reconstruction John Hewson3. Internal reconstruction Brian D. Joseph4. Typology and universals Hans H. Hock5. Internal language classification Søren WichmannPart II: Phonological change6. Segmental phonological change Joseph Salmons7. Suprasegmental and prosodic historical phonology Hans Henrich HockPart III: Morphological and Grammatical change8. From morphologization to demorphologization Henning Andersen9. Analogical change Livio Gaeta\ 10. Change in grammatical categories Vit BubenikPart IV: Syntactic change11. Word order Jan Terje Faarlund12. The rise (and possible downfall) of configurationality Silvia Luraghi13. Subordination Dorothy Disterheft and Carlotta Viti14. Alignment Geoffrey HaigPart V: Semantico-Pragmatic Change15. Grammaticalization Elizabeth Closs Traugott16. Semantic change Eugenio R. Luján17. Etymology Thomas KrischPart VI: Explanation of Language Change18. Language contact Bridget Drinka19. Regional and social dialectology J. K. Chambers20. Causes of language change Silvia Luraghi A-Z Historical LinguisticsReferencesIndex of SubjectsIndex of AuthorsIndex of Languages


"Advanced students of linguistics and practising linguists can read this book for both profit and enjoyment. The editors have assembled an impressive list of leading experts in each subfield, each contributing a chapter: together it makes for an interesting and informative read."
As a practising historical linguist I found much of the book fascinating reading, as it took me Into methods and geographic regions of historical linguistics which I am less familiar with, and many of the chapters provided me with a pithy but informative overview of their respective fields.
... this is a highly competent updated work, extremely useful in laying out different discussion topics related to the various aspects developed, as well as in completing and updating the large number of reference books currently available in historical linguistics.