The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Paperback / softback Book

The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics Paperback / softback

Edited by Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans

Part of the Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics series



The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics provides a survey of the field covering the methods which underpin current work; models of language change; and the importance of historical linguistics for other subfields of linguistics and other disciplines.

Divided into five sections, the volume encompass a wide range of approaches and addresses issues in the following areas: historical perspectivesmethods and modelslanguage changeinterfacesregional summariesEach of the thirty-two chapters is written by a specialist in the field and provides: a introduction to the subject; an analysis of the relationship between the diachronic and synchronic study of the topic; an overview of the main current and critical trends; and examples from primary data.

The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in this area. Chapter 28 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access at

It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.




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