Historical Linguistics

This book is an introduction to the study of languages from a diachronic perspective, discussing the mechanics and theory of language change.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Sound Change
  3. Internal Reconstruction
  4. Comparative Reconstruction
  5. Language Contact and Borrowing
  6. Subgrouping and Linguistic Classification
  7. Analogical Change
  8. Semantic Change
  9. Syntactic Change
  10. Written Records