Scribes as agents of language change

Wagner, Esther-Miriam and Outhwaite, Ben and Beinhoff, Bettina, eds. (2013) Scribes as agents of language change. Studies in Language Change [SLC], 10 . De Gruyter, Berlin. ISBN 9781614510543

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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.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: language
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 11:19
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 09:57

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