Historical Linguistics

A cognitive grammar introduction

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This textbook serves a dual purpose. It is, first, a comprehensive introduction to historical linguistics, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken, at the least, an introductory course in linguistics. Secondly, unlike many such textbooks, this one is based in the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics, a semantics-based theory which emphasizes the relationship between cognition and language. Descriptions and explanations touch on cognitive, social, and physiological aspects of language as it changes across time. Examples come principally from Germanic (English, German, Yiddish) and Romance (French and Spanish), but with some exploration of aspects of the history of other languages as well. Each chapter concludes with exercises based on material in the chapter and also with suggestions for extensions of the content to wider issues in diachronic linguistics.
[Not in series, 227]  Expected June 2020.  xvii, 235 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. What is language change?
Chapter 2. Studying change
Chapter 3. Lexical change
Chapter 4. Phonetic change
Chapter 5. Phonological change
Chapter 6. Morphological change
Chapter 7. Syntactic change
Chapter 8. Actuation and spread
Chapter 9. Methodology
Chapter 10. Causation, prediction, and final remarks
References
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative