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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00
This concise history of structural linguistics charts its development from the 1870s to the present day. It includes exposition, in particular, of the contributions of Saussure, Bloomfield and Chomsky. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 55.95
In the twentieth century paradigms of linguistics have largely left language change to one side. Rudi Keller's book is an exciting contribution to linguistic philosophy becuase it puts language change back on the linguistics agenda and demonstrates that, far from being a remote mystery, it can and should be explained. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00
In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott examine the various approaches to lexicalization, a process of language change whereby concepts are adopted into the lexicon. Drawing on a number of case studies from the history of English, they then propose a new, unified model of lexicalization and grammaticalization. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 27.95
In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change. Language Change: covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die uses data-based exercises to show how languages change looks at other key areas such as attitudes to language... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95
The Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a detailed account of the numerous issues, methods, and results that characterize current work in historical linguistics, the area of linguistics most directly concerned with language change as well as past language states. Contains an extensive introduction that places the study of historical linguistics... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 41.00
Designed for those beginning to study linguistics, this is a lively introduction to two key aspects of language structure: syntax (the structure of sentences) and morphology (the structure of words). It clearly describes the methods and techniques for analyzing morphology and syntax in any language, and provides numerous practical exercises. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 119.95
The essays and research papers in this collection explore issues in language education, English for academic purposes, contrastive discourse analysis, and language policy and planning, and outlines promising directions for theory and practice in applied linguistics. The collection also honours the contribution of Robert B. Kaplan to the field. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 41.99
An examination of various discourse genres, showing how choices among linguistic resources are mediated by self-expressive choices. Linguistic consistency across various situations is discussed with the question of how, if language is fundamentally idiosyncratic, people can understand one another. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00
This is a book about comparison in linguistics in general, rather than 'contrastive analysis' as a distinct branch of linguistics. It addresses the question 'Does the analytical apparatus used by linguists allow comparisons to be made across languages?' Four major domains are considered in turn: derivational morphology, syntax, semantics & pragmatics,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 79.60
Historical Linguistics - the study of language change - is a major field in linguistics. With its long history and numerous subfields of its own, Historical Linguistics provides challenges to both beginning students and scholars not specialized in this field. This Glossary meets these challenges by providing accessible and widely representative definitions,... more...