A Glossary of Historical Linguistics

Lyle Campbell
Mauricio J Mixco

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Subjects: Linguistics

9780874808933 (paperback)

Historical linguistics — the study of language change — has long been a cornerstone of linguistics. With its long history, multiple subfields, and complex terminology, it presents many challenges to students and scholars. This book is an essential supplement to courses in historical linguistics and the history of individual languages. It provides an accessible, up-to-date, and widely representative overview of historical linguistics through explication of its main terms and concepts.
Key Features:
-A handy and easy to understand pocket guide
-Numerous cross references to related terms
-New and traditional terminology
-Defines terminologies, provides examples and relevant discussions