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

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Historical Linguistics,
  • Linguistic change
  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8577583M
    ISBN 101556199686
    ISBN 109781556199684

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