Diachronic English Linguistics: An Introduction

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Gunter Narr Verlag, 2003 - English language - 185 pages

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Contents

Methods used in diachronic linguistics
15
1
31
Evidence of linguistic change
35
2
40
3
50
Motivations for linguistic change
61
Phonological changes
75
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Loss of constructionsRise of constructions
112
The relation between demonstrative and possessive pronouns
118
Diachronic wordformation
125
Diachronic semantics
133
Subclass to class
139
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