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Diachronic Syntax

Second Edition

£45.00

Ian Roberts

9780198861461
Paperback
November 2021

Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

This second edition of Diachronic Syntax has been fully revised and updated throughout to cover the multiple developments in the area in the last decade. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field and including a glossary and suggestions for further reading, it will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate students of historical linguistics.

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Introduction to Classical Chinese

£35.00

Kai Vogelsang

9780198834984
Paperback
August 2021

This book offers students all the necessary tools to read, understand, and analyse Classical Chinese texts, including descriptions of syntactic features, introductions to historical and cultural topics, and selected readings from classical literature with original commentaries. It also provides an extensive glossary and up-to-date bibliography.

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Grammaticalization

£29.99

Heiko Narrog, Bernd Heine

9780198748540
Paperback
March 2021

Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

This textbook introduces and explains the fundamental issues, major research questions, and current approaches in the study of grammaticalization. Each chapter offers guidance on further reading, and concludes with study questions to encourage further discussion; there is also a glossary of key terminology in the field.

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A History of German: What the Past Reveals about Today's Language

Second Edition

£23.49

Joseph Salmons

9780198723028
Paperback
August 2018

This textbook provides a detailed introduction to the development of the German language from prehistory to the present. This second edition has been extensively revised to include coverage of syntactic change, sociolinguistics, language variation, and language contact, as well as more detailed definitions and background information for beginners.

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A History of the Irish Language: From the Norman Invasion to Independence

£21.99

Aidan Doyle

9780198724766
Paperback
June 2015

This book traces the history of the Irish language from the time of the Norman invasion to independence. Aidan Doyle addresses both the shifting position of Irish in society and the important internal linguistic changes that have taken place, and combines political, cultural, and linguistic history.

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The Oxford Guide to Etymology

£23.49

Philip Durkin

9780199691616
Paperback
July 2011

The best introduction to word history ever published combines scholarship with readability. OED's chief etymologist shows how words originate and change. He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words.

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The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World

£37.00

J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams

9780199296682
Paperback
August 2006

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