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  • Trask's Historical Linguisticsby Robert McColl Millar; Larry Trask

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.95

    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... more...

  • Language, Nation and Powerby Dr Robert McColl Millar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 45.00

    Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are. Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social... more...

  • Authority and Identityby Dr Robert McColl Millar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This is a history of Europe unlike any other: a theory-informed history of its language use. The 'rise' and 'fall' of languages are recounted, along with an analysis of why periods of linguistic diversity are followed by hegemony. How did the sociolinguistic past differ from the sociolinguistic present? more...

  • English Historical Sociolinguisticsby Robert McColl Millar

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 129.99

    Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live. Almost since the beginning of the discipline, however, attempts have been made to extrapolate backwards and interpret past linguistic change sociolinguistically. Some of... more...

  • Northern and Insular Scotsby Robert McColl Millar

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 37.99

    The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of 'English', exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were spoken in communities whose traditional occupations have encouraged the equation of speech with local identity. They have all also been affected... more...

  • Trask's Historical Linguisticsby Robert McColl Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book is an introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change over time. Written in an engaging style and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages, the book covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change,... more...

  • Lexical Variation and Attrition in the Scottish Fishing Communitiesby Robert McColl Millar; William Barras; Lisa Marie Bonnici

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99

    Over the last half century many scholars have recorded, analysed and theorised language death. At the same time, many sociolinguists have considered how rapid and dependable transport, mass education and increasingly globalised work patterns have affected how dialects in industrial and post-industrial societies are constructed and perceived; more often... more...

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