Historical Linguistics

A cognitive grammar introduction

| Wayne State University
ISBN 9789027205506 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This textbook serves a dual purpose. It is, first, a comprehensive introduction to historical linguistics, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken, at the least, an introductory course in linguistics. Secondly, unlike many such textbooks, this one is based in the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics, a semantics-based theory which emphasizes the relationship between cognition and language. Descriptions and explanations touch on cognitive, social, and physiological aspects of language as it changes across time. Examples come principally from Germanic (English, German, Yiddish) and Romance (French and Spanish), but with some exploration of aspects of the history of other languages as well. Each chapter concludes with exercises based on material in the chapter and also with suggestions for extensions of the content to wider issues in diachronic linguistics.
[Not in series, 227]  2020.  xvii, 241 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Winters covers what needs to be covered in a historical linguistics textbook, but also positions the different types of change in a cognitive framework in a way that is understandable for non-specialists. The book flows well and the text is accessible for beginners.”
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Hartmann, Stefan
2021. Diachronic Cognitive Linguistics. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 9:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020005905 | Marc record