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Linguistic Change and Generative Theory presents nine papers by leading scholars in the field of transformational linguistic theory. Dealing mostly with phonological change, the papers demonstrate that transformational theory has unique insights to contribute to historical linguistics. Contributors are Emmon Bach, Robert Harms, Charles-James Bailey, T. G. Bever, D. T. Langendoen, James Foley, William Labov, Robin Lakoff, Sanford Schane, Theo Vennemann, and Arnold Zwicky. Includes 16 line drawings, special charts and equations.

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  1. 9780253049360_Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Series Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. How Do Languages Get Crazy Rules?
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  1. The Integration of Linguistic Theory: Internal Reconstruction and the Comparative Method in Descriptive Analysis
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  1. CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
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  1. Rule Precursors and Phonological Change by Meta-Rule
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  1. The Internal Evolution of Linguistic Rules
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  1. Another Look at Drift
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  1. Natural Rules in Phonology
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  1. Sound Change and Markedness Theory: On the History of the German Consonant System
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  1. Note on a Phonological Hierarchy in English
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253049360
MARC Record
OCLC
1259586560
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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