These papers, deriving from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) in Pavia in 1984, provide an overview of the current status of research in this field. They clearly show that new issues are emerging in the theory of linguistic change which tend to incorporate non-autonomous principles like naturalness in phonetic processes, the influence of socio-cultural settings and discourse pragmatics.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
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