Description - Historical Linguistics by Mark Hale
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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(245mm x 171mm x 17mm)
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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.