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Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/trask

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9780415706575 | 3 edition (Routledge, February 24, 2015), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time.

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9780415706582 | 3 edition (Routledge, March 3, 2015), cover price $48.95
9780380776535, titled "A Hovering of Vultures" | Avon Books, June 1, 1995, cover price $4.99 | also contains A Hovering of Vultures | About this edition: Death returns to a Yorkshire village when a museum opens on the site of an unexplained murder/suicide where a renowned author killed his sister with an ax and shot himself.

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Product Description: Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live. Almost since the beginning of the discipline, however, attempts have been made to extrapolate backwards and interpret past linguistic change sociolinguistically...read more

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9780748641819 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, May 1, 2012, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live.

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9780748641802 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, July 3, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Sociolinguistics provides a powerful instrument by which we can interpret the contemporary and near-contemporary use of language in relation to the society in which speakers live.

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The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of 'English'. They were spoken in communities whose traditional occupations have encouraged the equation of speech with local identity. This book provides documentation for the varieties of English in the Northern and Insular Scotland.

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9780748623167 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of 'English', exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries.

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9780748623174 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of 'English'.

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Product Description: Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is) used to construct national or ethnic identity. Using examples from around the world and from different historical periods, the book focuses on the processes by which a language can be planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are for both the language and the people who speak it...read more

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9781403939715 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 21, 2005, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is) used to construct national or ethnic identity.

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9781403939722 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 21, 2005, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways in which language has been (and is) used to construct national or ethnic identity.

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Product Description: The author of this study addresses this problem, focusing on the following issues: - the breakdown of inflectional morphology in the paradigms of the demonstrative pronouns: ambiguity in ending- the breakdown of grammatically significant root vowel distinctions in the paradigms of the demonstrative pronouns: ambiguity in form- the development of an absolute formal distinction between the and that: paradigm fissure- whether any or all of these developments have been caused, or encouraged, by contact between Old English and Old Norse...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780820453170 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 1, 2000, cover price $66.95 | About this edition: The author of this study addresses this problem, focusing on the following issues: - the breakdown of inflectional morphology in the paradigms of the demonstrative pronouns: ambiguity in ending- the breakdown of grammatically significant root vowel distinctions in the paradigms of the demonstrative pronouns: ambiguity in form- the development of an absolute formal distinction between the and that: paradigm fissure- whether any or all of these developments have been caused, or encouraged, by contact between Old English and Old Norse.
9783906765990 | Peter Lang, December 1, 2000, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Hard to Find book

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