Studies in the History of the English Language VII : Generalizing vs. Particularizing Methodologies in Historical Linguistic Analysis.

This book looks at how historical linguists accommodate the written records used for evidence. The limitations of the written record restrict our view of the past and the conclusions that we can draw about its language. However, the same limitations force us to be aware of the particularities of lan...

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Author / Creator:Chapman, Don.
Imprint:Berlin/Boston, GERMANY : De Gruyter Mouton, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (296)
Language:English
Series:Topics in English linguistics, 1434-3452 ; v. 94
Topics in English linguistics ; 94.
Subject:English language -- History.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11757527
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ISBN:311049423X
9783110494235
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3110491745
9783110494235
3110491745
3110494507
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This book looks at how historical linguists accommodate the written records used for evidence. The limitations of the written record restrict our view of the past and the conclusions that we can draw about its language. However, the same limitations force us to be aware of the particularities of language. This collection blends the philological with the linguistic, combining questions of the particular with generalizations about language change.
Other form:Print version: 9783110494501 3110494507
Standard no.:10.1515/9783110494235