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This book goes beyond the boundaries of a standard text, using controversial and compelling ideas to explore the relationship between fundamental concepts in historical linguistics. * An original and engaging introduction to the subject of historical linguistics * Presents controversial but compelling ideas in developing a clear understanding as to why historical linguistics has had significant success in some domains, such as phonological history, and why it is considerably less successful in others * Explores the relationship between fundamental concepts in historical linguistics, topics such as 'language' and 'change', and corresponding notions in contemporary (synchronic) linguistic theory * Features extensive discussion of traditional and theoretically-oriented historical work in the domains of phonology and syntax.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631196624
ISBN-10: 0631196625
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 171mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Hale

Mark Hale is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Concordia University, Montreal. His research centers on the relationship between contemporary theoretical linguistics and traditional historical linguistic methodology.

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