The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics)

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics)


Written through a global staff of best students, this groundbreaking reference paintings explores the character of language swap and diffusion, and paves the best way for destiny examine during this speedily increasing interdisciplinary box.

  • Features 35 newly-written essays from the world over acclaimed specialists that mirror the expansion and power of the burgeoning region of historic sociolinguistics
  • Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical types, tools, findings, and services can be utilized to reconstruct a language's prior for you to clarify linguistic adjustments and developments
  • Bridges the space among the prior and the current in linguistic studies
  • Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; tools for the sociolinguistic learn of the historical past of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; old dialectology, language touch and diffusion; and attitudes to language

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