Language change and linguistic theory by D. Gary Miller

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This two volume work examines every aspect of language change and two centuries of linguistic approaches towards understanding it. In its comprehensive approach and great linguistic and historical range, this is a contribution of enduring use and value to historical linguistics and linguistic theory.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementD. Gary Miller
SeriesOxford Linguistics
LC ClassificationsP142 .M55 2010
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Pagination2 v. :
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Open LibraryOL24807328M
ISBN 100199590214, 0199583420, 0199583439
ISBN 109780199590216, 9780199583423, 9780199583430
LC Control Number2010537392

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It is a truism that men and women do not communicate in the same way. But is there really any evidence to support this Mars-and-Venus theory. Oxford language professor Deborah Cameron investigates.

Silva-Corvalán, C. “Linguistic consequences of reduced input in bilingual first language acquisition,” in Linguistic Theory and Language Development in Hispanic Languages, eds S. Montrul and F. Ordóñez (Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press), –Cited by: In linguistics, transformational grammar (TG) or transformational-generative grammar (TGG) is part of the theory of generative grammar, especially of natural considers grammar to be a system of rules that generate exactly those combinations of words that form grammatical sentences in a given language and involves the use of defined operations (called.

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