1st Edition

Language Change

By R L Trask Copyright 1994
    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    In Language Change , R. L. Trask uses data from English and other languages to introduce the concepts central to language change.

    Language Change:

    • covers the most frequent types of language change and how languages are born and die
    • uses data-based exercises to show how languages change
    • looks at other key areas such as attitudes to language change, and the consequences of changing language.

    Ways of using this book Unit 1: Language is Always Changing Unit 2: English in the Past Unit 3: Borrowing Words Unit 4: Creating Words 5: Change in Pronunciation 6: Change in Spelling Unit 7: Change in Grammar Unit 8: Change in Meaning Unit 9: The Origin of Dialects Unit 10: Relatedness Between Languages Unit 11: More Remote Relations Unit 12: The Birth and Death of Languages Unit 13: Attitudes Towards Language Change Unit 14: Putting It All Together Further Reading Appendix Index


    Larry Trask, University of Sussex