Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic (Hardback)
  • Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic (Hardback)
zoom

Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic (Hardback)

(author)
£127.50
Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 17/06/2004
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book presents an exhaustive treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto-Indo-European and Italic philology: the development of the Proto-Indo-European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. In so doing it tackles a central issue of historical linguistics: the plausibility of explanations for sound change. The author argues that the problem can be resolved by combining a traditional philological investigation with experimental phonetics. Philological methods enable the presentation of the first integrated account of the evidence for the Italic languages, with detailed discussion of languages other than Latin. Theory and methods from experimental phonetics are then adopted to offer a new explanation for how the sound change might have taken place. At the same time, phonetic methods also confirm the traditional reconstruction of voiced aspirates for Proto-Indo-European. Thus the book offers a case-study of the successful application of synchronic theory and method to a problem of diachrony.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199257737
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 595 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Let's Sign Pocket Dictionary
Added to basket
Swearing Is Good For You
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
Dent's Modern Tribes
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Adventure Of English
Added to basket
Bespoke
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Through the Language Glass
Added to basket
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Wee Book a Glesca Banter
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
Think Again
Added to basket
A Lover's Discourse
Added to basket
An Unkindness of Ravens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
Lost in Translation
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.