New Book: Sihler

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Tue May 2 20:44:59 UTC 2000

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of the following new book:

Language History.
An introduction.
Andrew L. SIHLER
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 191

US & Canada: 1 55619 968 6 / USD 70.00 (Hardcover)
1 55619 969 4 / USD 29.95 (Paperback)
Rest of World: 90 272 3697 6 / NLG 140.00 (Hardcover)
90 272 3698 4 / NLG 60.00 (Paperback)

This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and
factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history.
Whether studied as prime subject or as background information, it should
help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie the
contents of their handbooks and etymological dictionaries.

This book should be a useful guide for anyone unfamiliar with (historical)
linguistics who is studying the history of a language, and also for those
who are enrolled in courses devoted to reading texts in old languages.
Contents: Introduction; Changes in Pronunciation; Sound Laws; Analogy;
Semantic Change; Reconstruction; External Aspects of Language; The
Interpretation of Written Records; Appendix: Phonetics - the mechanisms of
speech and the classifications of speech sounds; Glossary; Glossary of
Terms in German; Bibliography; Index.

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