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Scribes as Agents of Language Change

Ed. by Wagner, Esther-Miriam / Outhwaite, Ben / Beinhoff, Bettina

Series:Studies in Language Change [SLC] 10

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119,95 € / $168.00 / £89.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
March 2013
ISBN
978-1-61451-050-5
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Overview

Aims and Scope

The majority of our evidence for language change in pre-modern times comes from the written output of scribes. The present volume deals with a variety of aspects of language change and focuses on the role of scribes. The individual articles, which treat different theoretical and empirical issues, reflect a broad cross-linguistic and cross-cultural diversity. The languages that are represented cover a broad spectrum, and the empirical data come from a wide range of sources. This book provides a wealth of new data and new perspectives on old problems, and it raises new questions about the actual mechanisms of language change.

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23.0 x 15.5 cm
viii, 328 pages
Num. figs. and tabs. 33 Tables
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Collection
Keyword(s):
Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Scribes; Language Variation and Change; Registers

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Esther-Miriam Wagner, Cambridge University, UK; Ben Outhwaite, Cambridge University, UK; Bettina Beinhoff, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

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