Explanation in Historical Linguistics

Garry W. Davis | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gregory Iverson | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ISBN 9789027235817 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556191398 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027277503 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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This is the first of two volumes deriving from papers presented at the Nineteenth Annual UVM Linguistics Symposium held in Milwaukee in April 1990. The contributions in this volume investigate the general question of what constitutes an explanation of diachronic change, and illustrate their proposals in the context of various specific problems in historical linguistics. The present volume also includes a solicited paper by Eric P. Hamp (“On remote reconstruction”) that addresses the validity of distant reconstructions like those of Nostratic and Proto-World.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 84] 1992.  xiv, 238 pp.
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92025765 | Marc record