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Module Reading List

Language Change, 2021/22, Semester 2
Pier Pischedda
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Pre-course reading

Trask, L. 2010. Why do languages change? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

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Aitchison, J. 2000. Language change: Progress or decay? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.    

Bowern, C. and B. Evans. 2015. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. New York: Routledge.  

Bybee, J. 2015. Language change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.    

Campbell, L. 2004. Historical linguistics: An introduction. 2 nd edn. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Crowley, T. 1997. An introduction to historical linguistics. 3 rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hock, H. H. 1991. Principles of historical linguistics . 2 nd edn. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Hock, H. H. and B. D. Joseph 1996. Language history, language change, and language relationship : an introduction to historical and comparative linguistics Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Jones, M., & Singh, I. 2005. Exploring language change. Routledge.

Joseph, B and R. Janda 2003. The Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Kytö, M., & Pahta, P. (Eds.) 2016. The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Lehmann, W. P. 1997. Historical linguistics and language change. 3 rd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McMahon, A. M. S. 1994. Understanding language change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Ringe, D. and J. F. Eska 2013. Historical linguistics : toward a twenty-first century reintegration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Schendl, H. 2001. Historical linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Trask, L. 1994. Language change London: Routledge.

Trask, R. L. 1996. Historical linguistics. London: Arnold.      

Millar, R. M. 2015. Trask's historical linguistics 3rd edition Routledge   

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Reference works

Campbell, L. and M. Mixco 2007. A glossary of historical linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Trask, R. L. 2000. The dictionary of historical and comparative linguistics . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Bauer, L. 2007. The linguistics student's handbook. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Croft, W. 2000. Explaining language change : an evolutionary approach. London: Longman.

Hale, M. 2007. Historical linguistics : theory and method. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harris, A. C. and L. Campbell 1995. Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lass, R. 1997. Historical linguistics and language change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Labov, W. 1994. Principles of linguistic change. Vol.1, Internal factors . Oxford: Blackwell.

Labov, W. 2001. Principles of linguistic change. Vol.2, Social factors . Oxford: Blackwell.

Milroy, J. 1992. Linguistic variation and change : on the historical sociolinguistics of English. Oxford: Blackwell.

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Collected papers

Chambers, J. K., P. Trudgill and N. Schilling-Estes (eds) 2002. The handbook of language variation and change Oxford: Blackwell.

Fried, M., J.-O. Östman and J. Verschueren (eds) 2010. Variation and change : pragmatic perspectives. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Hernandez-Campoy, J. M. and J. C. Conde-Silvestre (eds) 2012. The handbook of historical sociolinguistics. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hickey, R. (ed.) 2010. Motives for language change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jones, C. (ed.) 1993. Historical linguistics : problems and perspectives . London: Longman.

Joseph, B. D. and R. D. Janda (eds) 2003. The handbook of historical linguistics . Oxford: Blackwell.

Polome, E. C. (ed.) 1990. Research guide on language change. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


This list was last updated on 11/12/2021