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Professor Samuels presents a comprehensive explanation of the reasons for linguistic change, applying his theory in particular to the history of English. He assesses and mediates between the conflicting dogmas of different schools of linguistics, and offers an alternative theory of linguistic change which is basically simple but has the scope to cover any type of change.
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- Date Published: February 1975
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521099134
- length: 216 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Note to second impression
2. Variation in the spoken chain
3. System: the phoneme
4. Grammar and lexis (I): variation
5. Grammar and lexis (II): systemic regulation
6. Diversity and contact
7. An assessment of the problem
8. Dimensions of study
Index of persons
Index of subjects.
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