Sound change and the history of English

Why do sound changes happen when and where they do? Jeremy Smith discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. He relates his arguments to larger questions about the nature of explanation in history and historical linguistics, and examines the interplay between sound change and soci...

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Main Author: Smith, J. J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2007, c2007
Series:Oxford linguistics / Oxford linguistics
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Why do sound changes happen when and where they do? Jeremy Smith discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English. He relates his arguments to larger questions about the nature of explanation in history and historical linguistics, and examines the interplay between sound change and social change
Physical Description:xvi, 196 p. ill
ISBN:9780191710568