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Language Change: Progress or Decay? (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics) Hardcover – 4 Jan 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (4 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521791553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521791557
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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'The book is a very good and readable introduction to the discipline of historical linguistics and covers a very large number of questions.' The Linguist

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This is a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change, considering both changes that occurred long ago and those currently in progress. This substantially revised third edition includes two new chapters on change of meaning and grammaticalization. New sections have also been added as well as over150 new references.


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