Historical Linguistics: An Introduction (MIT Press)

3.93 avg rating
( 225 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262518499: Historical Linguistics: An Introduction (MIT Press)

The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field.

This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory. It also offers a defense of the family tree model, a response to recent claims on lexical diffusion/frequency, and a section on why languages diversify and spread. Examples are taken from a broad range of languages; those from the more familiar English, French, German, and Spanish make the topics more accessible, while those from non-Indo-European languages show the depth and range of the concepts they illustrate.

This third edition includes new material based on the latest developments in the field, increased coverage of computational approaches, and additional exercises. Many of the chapters have been revised or expanded, with new coverage of such topics as morphological change, language families, language isolates, language diversity, the Romani migration case, and misconceptions in recent work about historical linguistics. New for this edition is a downloadable instructor's manual with answers to exercises.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is the author of American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America and Historical Syntax in Cross-Linguistic Perspective (with Alice C. Harris), both of which won the Linguistic Society of America's prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award, and other books.

Review:

-- Theo Vennemann, Department of Linguistics, University of Munich

-- William Poser, Department of Linguistics, University of Northern British Columbia

" The absolutely best textbook in historical linguistics." -- Theo Vennemann, Department of Linguistics, University of Munich

" The textbook of choice for courses in historical linguistics." -- William Poser, Department of Linguistics, University of Northern British Columbia

& quot; The absolutely best textbook in historical linguistics.& quot; -- Theo Vennemann, Department of Linguistics, University of Munich

& quot; The textbook of choice for courses in historical linguistics.& quot; -- William Poser, Department of Linguistics, University of Northern British Columbia

"The absolutely best textbook in historical linguistics."-- Theo Vennemann, Department of Linguistics, University of Munich

"The textbook of choice for courses in historical linguistics."-- William Poser, Department of Linguistics, University of Northern British Columbia

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lyle Campbell
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Book_Circle
(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New Book. Bookseller Inventory # 026251849XTUN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Campbell, Lyle
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 19097549-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Campbell, Lyle
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TM-9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Campbell, Lyle
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 026251849X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Campbell, Lyle
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Campbell, Lyle
Published by The MIT Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # BKTY9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Head of Department and Professor of Linguistics Lyle Campbell
Published by MIT Press (MA), United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press (MA), United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field. This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory. It also offers a defense of the family tree model, a response to recent claims on lexical diffusion/frequency, and a section on why languages diversify and spread. Examples are taken from a broad range of languages; those from the more familiar English, French, German, and Spanish make the topics more accessible, while those from non-Indo-European languages show the depth and range of the concepts they illustrate. This third edition includes new material based on the latest developments in the field, increased coverage of computational approaches, and additional exercises. Many of the chapters have been revised or expanded, with new coverage of such topics as morphological change, language families, language isolates, language diversity, the Romani migration case, and misconceptions in recent work about historical linguistics. New for this edition is a downloadable instructor s manual with answers to exercises. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Head of Department and Professor of Linguistics Lyle Campbell
Published by MIT Press (MA), United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press (MA), United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field. This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory. It also offers a defense of the family tree model, a response to recent claims on lexical diffusion/frequency, and a section on why languages diversify and spread. Examples are taken from a broad range of languages; those from the more familiar English, French, German, and Spanish make the topics more accessible, while those from non-Indo-European languages show the depth and range of the concepts they illustrate. This third edition includes new material based on the latest developments in the field, increased coverage of computational approaches, and additional exercises. Many of the chapters have been revised or expanded, with new coverage of such topics as morphological change, language families, language isolates, language diversity, the Romani migration case, and misconceptions in recent work about historical linguistics. New for this edition is a downloadable instructor s manual with answers to exercises. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Head of Department and Professor of Linguistics Lyle Campbell
Published by MIT Press (MA), United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press (MA), United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field. This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues. Abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. The book is distinctive for its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory. It also offers a defense of the family tree model, a response to recent claims on lexical diffusion/frequency, and a section on why languages diversify and spread. Examples are taken from a broad range of languages; those from the more familiar English, French, German, and Spanish make the topics more accessible, while those from non-Indo-European languages show the depth and range of the concepts they illustrate. This third edition includes new material based on the latest developments in the field, increased coverage of computational approaches, and additional exercises. Many of the chapters have been revised or expanded, with new coverage of such topics as morphological change, language families, language isolates, language diversity, the Romani migration case, and misconceptions in recent work about historical linguistics. New for this edition is a downloadable instructor s manual with answers to exercises. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Campbell, Lyle
Published by MIT PR (2013)
ISBN 10: 026251849X ISBN 13: 9780262518499
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT PR, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780262518499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 68.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book