Motives for Language Change
Edited by Raymond Hickey
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Motives for Language Change by Raymond Hickey
Book DescriptionThis specially commissioned volume considers the processes involved in language change and the issues of how they can be modelled and studied. The way languages change offers an insight into the nature of language itself, its internal organisation, and how it is acquired and used. Accordingly, the phenomenon of language change has been approached from a variety of perspectives by linguists of many different orientations. This book, originally published in 2003, brings together an international team of leading figures from different areas of linguistics to re-examine some of the central issues in this field and also to discuss new proposals. The volume is arranged into sections, including grammaticalisation, the typological perspective, the social context of language change and contact-based explanations. It seeks to cover the subject as a whole, bearing in mind its relevance for the general analysis of language, and will appeal to a broad international readership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521793032
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Raymond Hickey
Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at the Department of English, Essen University, Germany. His main research interests are computer corpus processing, extraterritorial varieties of English (especially Irish English) and general questions of language change. In the first area he has published extensively and in the latter his most recent publications are A Source Book for Irish English (2002), The Legacy of Colonial English (Cambridge, 2002) and Collecting Views on Language Change (special issue of Language Sciences, 2002).
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