Trask's Historical Linguistics A Hodder Arnold Publication [Pdf/E–book]
For a linguist
this book is an absolute must The core of the book is essentially an introduction to book is an absolute must The core of the book is essentially an introduction to with less explanation as for such books of course along with a diachronic spectrum which is mainly focused on PIE languages mostly English though But what makes this book uniue is a rich account of various Examples For Every Subject Lots for every subject Lots them will manifest the surprising aspect of dynamic changes in languages which you are not aware of simply because you re looking and using the language in synchronicity This marvelous book takes a very balanced view of an immense field Sure it is biased towards European languages well after all it is written in English but it covers so much round in such an engaging manner that it is really best read as a eneral interest book rather than a textbook If only my college books were as written as engagingly excitingly and with as much passion as this it would have been hard to have not aspired to be a historical linguistWhat makes this. This book is an introduction to historical linguistics the study of language change over time Written in an engaging style and illustrated with examples from a wide range of languages the book covers the fundamental concep.
Robert McColl Millar ¼ 4 charactersMing at times though as there are a lot of them and I m not really familiar #or with most of the languages But if you skip over the bits that et # with most of the languages But if you skip over the bits that Submission get it is actually a very interesting read Spends too much time trying to be charming An overcorrection of yesterday s absent omniscient textbook author I never needed to know that Millar was a child of punk with a certain Scottish dialect Kinda felt like he d had a couple and was on an enthusiastic uninhibited nerd rant just needed to unbridle some of the too much information he dathered in his life Very Anecdotal Not Terribly Well Organized Still I not terribly well organized Still I that it included so much data and historical evidence although could ve benefited if it was proportionally less Basue Good problems WHY DOES IT USE SUCH STUPID PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION Overall this is a way interesting subject than I had anticipated What I do with all this information I m athering very informative with so much examples of different languages of various types. Remote relationsA minimal knowledge of linguistic concepts is needed and the book is suitable for students approaching the subject for the first time The exercises will be particularly useful to teachers and students alike. Book stand out is its reliance on examples that is it shows not tells So a theory of internal reconstruction is presented through the case of Latin rather than through arcane discussions about arcane methodological debates the same is true of how English in for example the American north east evolved in response to sociological pressures The early examples of the mechanics of language change are so #access linguistics For a school book this i pretty well written The examples iven are often uite useful for remembering # linguistics For a school book this
i pretty well written The examples iven are often uite useful for rememberingpretty well written The examples iven are often uite useful for remembering and usages Millar is also pretty hilarious at times I think its the first school book that s ever made me laugh At times though it could When the Heart is Hungry get very dense and boring especially after Millar hadiven the one hundredth example of a certain phenomenon It would possibly be a book I would pick up and read in my free time though just because it is interesting mostly and it DOESN T READ LIKE A BORING TEXTBOOK THE FOREIGN t read like a boring textbook The foreign did A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy get to be a little overwhel. Ts of language change methods for historical linguistics linguistic reconstruction sociolinguistic aspects of language change language contact the birth and death of languages language and prehistory and the issue of very.