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Sound Change and the History of English

Sound Change and the History of English( )
Author: Smith, Jeremy J.
ISBN:978-0-19-929195-3
Publication Date:Jul 2007
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $194.50
Book Description:

This book addresses the question: why do sound changes happen when and where they do? Jeremy Smith discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. He relates his arguments to larger questions about the nature of explanation in history and historical linguistics, and examinesthe interplay between sound change and social change. Drawing on the latest research in the linguistics and history he shows how insights in one field illuminate the other.After the opening chapter...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.6 x 23.4 x 1 cm
Book Weight:0.5 Kilograms



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