The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics (Evans, B; Bowern, C)
Publication type: 
Book
Authors: 
Evans, Bethwyn
Bowern, Claire
Publisher: 
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 
2014
Abingdon, UK and New York, USA

The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines.

Divided into five sections, the volume encompass a wide range of approaches and addresses issues in the following areas:

  • historical perspectives
  • methods and models
  • language change
  • interfaces
  • regional summaries

Each of the thirty-two chapters is written by a specialist in the field and provides: a introduction to the subject; an analysis of the relationship between the diachronic and synchronic study of the topic; an overview of the main current and critical trends; and examples from primary data. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area.

CHL people: 
Bethwyn Evans

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