Language History

An introduction

| University of Wisconsin, Madison
ISBN 9789027236975 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556199684 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027236982 (Eur) | EUR 33.00
ISBN 9781556199691 (USA) | USD 49.95
ISBN 9789027285461 | EUR 120.00/33.00*
| USD 180.00/49.95*
This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. Whether studied as prime subject or as background information, it should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie the contents of their handbooks and etymological dictionaries.
This book should be a useful guide for anyone unfamiliar with (historical) linguistics who is studying the history of a language, and also for those who are enrolled in courses devoted to reading texts in old languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 191]  2000.  xvi, 298 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] presents the basics in a concise and accessible fashion. It also makes enjoyable and edifying reading.”
“[...] students do need guidance, and this book would be a fine complement to a course in ancient languages.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99049417 | Marc record