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Title Historical linguistics : problems and perspectives / edited by Charles Jones
Published London ; New York : Longman, 1993

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Description xi, 405 pages ; 23 cm
Series Longman linguistics library
Longman linguistics library.
Contents 1. Parameters of syntactic change: a notional view /John Anderson -- 2. Change and metatheory at the beginning of the 1990s: the primacy of history / Raimo Anttila -- 3. Typology and reconstruction / Bernard Comrie -- 4. On the phonetic basis of phonological change / Patricia Donegan -- 5. Internally and externally motivated change in language contact setting: doubts about dichotomy / Nancy C. Dorian --6. How real(ist) are reconstructions? / Roger Lass --7. Why UG needs a learning theory: triggering verb movement / David Lightfoot -- 8. On the social origins of language change / James Milroy -- 9. The phonetics of sound change / John Ohala -- 10. Nicaraguan English in history / Wayne O'Neil -- 11. Language change as language improvement / Theo Vennemann -- 12. Bidirectional diffusion in sound change / William S.-Y. Wang and Chinfa Lien
Analysis Historical linguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Historical linguistics.
Author Jones, Charles, 1939-
LC no. 92008632
ISBN 0582060850 (paperback)
0582060869