Language Change

Language Change

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521795354

Page: 312

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This substantially revised third edition gives a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change.

This substantially revised third edition gives a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change.



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Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Jean Aitchison
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-27 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lexicalization, a process of language change, has been conceptualized in a variety of ways. Broadly defined as the adoption of concepts into the lexicon, it has been viewed by syntacticians as the reverse process of grammaticalization, by morphologists as a routine process of word-formation, and by semanticists as the development
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Language: en
Pages: 463
Authors: D.E. Holt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This work discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great detail. It treats the history of a variety of languages, including English, French, Germanic, Galician/ Portuguese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish and shows that the application of Optimality Theory allows for innovative and improved analyses. It contains a complete bibliography on
Exploring Language Change
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Mari C. Jones, Ishtla Singh, Lecturer in English Language Ishtla Singh
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press

In this student-friendly text, Jones and Singh explore the phenomenon of language change, with a particular focus on the social contexts of its occurrence and possible motivations, including speakers' intentions and attitudes. Presenting new or little-known data, the authors draw a distinction between "unconscious" and "deliberate" change. The discussion on
Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: David Levey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

While much has been written about Gibraltar from historical and political perspectives, sociolinguistic aspects have been largely overlooked. This book describes the influences which have shaped the colony s linguistic development since the British occupation in 1704, and the relationship between the three principal means of communication: English, Spanish and