Language History: An Introduction (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, Series IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) by Andrew L. Sihler Download PDF EPUB FB2
This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future.
It looks at how languages arise, change, and ultimately vanish, and what lies behind their different by: 7. This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history.
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In his introduction Nicholas Ostler says that his book is not a history of languages nor a comparative analysis of similarities and differences.
But there is some of both in here. The Language History: An Introduction book, about which he says this is the first book, is a sociological examination of the regional (and eventually global) rise Reviews: The book is ideal for students of linguistics as well as amateurs like myself.
In a discipline notorious for its impenetrable jargon, the author writes in a clear and non-intimidating manner. Perhaps the book's main virtue is that it serves as an introduction to most of the main concepts in /5(29). MIT Press, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages 1 Review This accessible, hands-on text not only introduces students to the important topicsin historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to thinkabout the issues; abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do 3/5(1).
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The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year to the present.
Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language from Old English through Middle English to Modern Global English, all illustrated with a rich and Cited by: The origin of language and its evolutionary emergence in the human species have been subjects of speculation for several centuries.
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