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Language Change
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date July 31, 2015
Pages 292
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781107020160
ISBN-10 1107020166
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $99.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: How and why do languages change? This new introduction offers a guide to the types of change at all levels of linguistic structure, as well as the mechanisms behind each type. Based on data from a variety of methods and a huge array of language families, it examines general patterns of change, bringing together recent findings on sound change, analogical change, grammaticalization, the creation and change of constructions, as well as lexical change. Emphasizing crosslinguistic patterns and going well beyond traditional methods in historical linguistics, this book sees change as grounded in cognitive processes and usage factors that are rarely mentioned in other textbooks. Complete with questions for discussion, suggested readings and a useful glossary of terms, this book helps students to gain a general understanding of language as an ever-changing system.

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9781107020160 | details & prices | 292 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $99.99
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9781107655829 | details & prices | 292 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.36 lbs | List price $29.99
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