English Historical Linguistics

Change in structure and meaning

Papers from the XXth ICEHL

ORCID logoBettelou Los | University of Edinburgh
Claire Cowie | University of Edinburgh
Patrick Honeybone | University of Edinburgh
ORCID logoGraeme Trousdale | University of Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027210647 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027258205 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume contains a set of articles based on papers selected from those delivered at the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL, Edinburgh 2018). It focuses on cutting-edge research in the history of English, while reflecting the diversity that exists in the current landscape of English historical linguistics. Chapters showcase traditional as well as novel methodologies in historical linguistics (the latter made possible by the increasing quality and accessibility of digital tools), work on linguistic interfaces (between segmental phonology and prosody, and syntax and information structure) and work on mechanisms of language change (such as Yang’s Tolerance Principle, on the threshold for the productivity of linguistic rules in language acquisition). The volume will be of interest to those working on the historical phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics of English, language change, corpus linguistics, computational historical linguistics, and related sub-disciplines.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358] 2022.  viii, 349 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The contributions all derive insights into the diachrony of English which are only possible through their methodologically innovative uses of large-scale historical datasets. In doing so, they show how new methods provide new perspectives on – and prospects for research in – the history of English.”

Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021050934 | Marc record