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Motives for Language Change

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521135245
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Mar 04, 2010
  • Edition: Reissue
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 9.02 x 5.98 inches


This volume considers the processes involved in language change and the issues of how they can be modelled and studied. The way languages change offers an insight into the nature of language itself, its internal organization, and how it is acquired and used. Accordingly, the phenomenon of language change has been approached from a variety of perspectives by linguists of many different orientations. This book brings together leading figures from different areas of linguistics to re-examine some of the central issues in this field.

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