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Morphology and language history [electronic resource] : in honour of Harold Koch / edited by Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans, Luisa Miceli.

Contributor(s): Koch, Harold James | Bowern, Claire, 1977- | Evans, Bethwyn | Miceli, Luisa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic scienceSeries IVCurrent issues in linguistic theory: v. 298.Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins, c2008Description: 1 online resource (ix, 364 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027290960 (electronic bk.); 9027290962 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology | Historical linguistics | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Morphology and language history.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Morphology and Language History; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; CONTRIBUTORS' ADDRESSES; INTRODUCTION; I. GENETIC RELATEDNESS; II. RECONSTRUCTION; III. PROCESSES OF CHANGE; INDEX OF LANGUAGES; INDEX OF SUBJECTS; The series CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY.
Summary: This volume aims to make a contribution to codifying the methods and practices linguists use to recover language history, focussing predominantly on historical morphology. The volume includes studies on a wide range of languages: not only Indo-European, but also Austronesian, Sinitic, Mon-Khmer, Basque, one Papuan language family, as well as a number of Australian families. Few collections are as cross-linguistic as this, reflecting the new challenges which have emerged from the study of languages outside those best known from historical linguistics. The contributors illustrate shared methodol.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Morphology and Language History; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; CONTRIBUTORS' ADDRESSES; INTRODUCTION; I. GENETIC RELATEDNESS; II. RECONSTRUCTION; III. PROCESSES OF CHANGE; INDEX OF LANGUAGES; INDEX OF SUBJECTS; The series CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY.

This volume aims to make a contribution to codifying the methods and practices linguists use to recover language history, focussing predominantly on historical morphology. The volume includes studies on a wide range of languages: not only Indo-European, but also Austronesian, Sinitic, Mon-Khmer, Basque, one Papuan language family, as well as a number of Australian families. Few collections are as cross-linguistic as this, reflecting the new challenges which have emerged from the study of languages outside those best known from historical linguistics. The contributors illustrate shared methodol.

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