Historical Linguistics

Alison Munro Alison.Munro at ed.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 16:21:16 UTC 1998

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Forthcoming books for linguists...
Edinburgh University Press will be publishing two new historical
linguistics titles this Spring:
University of Canterbury, New Zealand   May 1998  0 7486 0775 7  £14.95
A hands-on introduction taking students through the topics, and giving them
abundant examples and exercises to practise the principles and procedures
described.  It covers all the essential topics: grammaticalisation,
sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic
relationships, areal linguistics and linguistic prehistory.
--- "The textbook of choice for courses in historical linguistics"
Professor William J Poser, Stanford University
--- "Absolutely the best textbook in historical linguistics"
Professor Theo Vennemann, University of Munich
EVERYDAY ENGLISH: 1500-1700: A READER edited by Bridget Cusack, formerly of
Edinburgh University   March 1998   0 7486 0776 5  £14.95 (UK)
An anthology of contemporary early modern language in more than 60
non-literary texts, with introductions, notes and glossaries.
Edinburgh University Press is offering a limited number of inspection
copies to academics teaching courses in the above areas who feel that one
or both of these books would be appropriate for their classes.  Please
contact Alison Munro at Edinburgh University Press with details of your
class name, size and level, your institutional postal address, and the
reason why you think your requested book is suitable.  Email:
Alison.Munro at ed.ac.uk
Alison Munro
Marketing Director, Edinburgh University Press,
22 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LF   http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

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