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Language Change: Progress or Decay?

Progress or Decay?

'How and why do languages change? Where does the evidence of language change come from? How do languages begin and end? This introduction to language change explores these and other questions, considering changes through time. The central theme of this textbook is whether language change is a symptom of progress or decay. This book will show you how it is neither and that understanding the factors surrounding how language change occurs is essential to understanding why it happens. This updated edition remains non-technical and accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of linguistics.How and why do languages change? Where does the evidence of language change come from? How do languages begin and end? This introduction to language change explores these and other questions, considering changes through time. This updated edition remains non-technical and accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of linguistics.
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After many years lecturing with the University of London (at the London School of Economics and Political Science), Jean Aitchison was Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford (1993-2003) and is now an Emeritus Professor. She is the author of a number of books on language, including The Language Web (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Erscheinungsdatum 01.12.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-107-67892-7
Verlag Cambridge University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 32/129/198 mm
Gewicht 374
Auflage 4th edition.
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