Published January 1986
by Walter de Gruyter .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||1538|
Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory is a textbook, written for introductory courses in linguistic theory for undergraduate linguistics majors and first-year graduate students, by twelve major figures in the field, each bringing their expertise to one of the core areas of the field - morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, and language acquisition/5(7). book titled Historical linguistics: Theory and method the failure to discuss one of the most famous and problematic concepts of traditional historical linguistics is simply unacceptable. AtAuthor: Craig Melchert. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "In honour of Jacek Fisiak." Description: pages cm. Series Title: Trends in linguistics., Studies and. A. McMahon, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Semantics. Developments in linguistic theory may also increase understanding of semantic change, which has long been seen as a domain where description is the highest achievable goal. Earlier approaches have attempted to classify changes, but seeing developments as, for instance, extensions, or.
Perhaps the most thoroughly studied area of historical linguistics is sound change. Over time, the sounds of languages tend to change. The study of sound change has yielded very significant results, and important assumptions that underlie historical linguistic methods, especially the comparative method, are based on these findings. The new look in historical linguistics The most visible face of historical linguistics is the study of language relationships. It has been revitalized in the last few decades by a wealth of new linguistic, historical, anthropological, and ge-netic evidence, innovative methods of classiﬁcation, and a better understanding of how languagesFile Size: KB. This book of new work by leading international scholars considers developments in the study of diachronic linguistics and linguistic theory, including those concerned with the very definition of language change in the biolinguistic framework, parametric change in a minimalist conception of grammar, the tension between the observed gradual nature of language change and the binary nature of. The Journal of Historical Linguistics aims to publish, after peer-review, papers that make a significant contribution to the theory and/or methodology of historical linguistics. Papers dealing with any language or language family are welcome. Papers should have a diachronic orientation and should offer new perspectives, refine existing methodologies, or challenge received wisdom, on the basis.
My list (a somewhat textbook guided path): 1. Ferdinand de Saussure - Course in General Linguistics. This is surprisingly easy to read even for a layperson and certainly the foundation text for understanding many debates about language such as la. Numerous case studies throughout the book show both that theoretical linguistics can be used to solve problems where traditional approaches to historical linguistics have failed to produce satisfying results, and that the results of historical research can have an impact on theory. The book first explains the nature of human language and the Cited by: Historical linguistics —traditionally known as philology—is the branch of linguistics concerned with the development of a language or of languages over time. The primary tool of historical linguistics is the comparative method, a way of identifying relations among languages in the absence of written records. For this reason, historical Author: Richard Nordquist. Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics.