Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 June 2009

214 Pages | Tables, Figures


ISBN: 9780199563319

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Sound Change and the History of English

Jeremy J. Smith

  • Unites linguistic and historical approaches to the history of English
  • Engages with current theoretical issues and controversies in English historical linguistics
  • Offers clear definitions of complex notions, e.g. what is a sound change?
  • Offers new insights into the origins and causes of the main sound changes