Scribes as Agents of Language Change (Hardcover)

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By Esther-Miriam Wagner (Editor), Ben Outhwaite (Editor), Bettina Beinhoff (Editor)
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This is book number 10 in the Studies in Language Change [Slc] series.


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.

About the Author

Esther-Miriam Wagner, Cambridge University, UK; Ben Outhwaite, Cambridge University, UK; Bettina Beinhoff, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Product Details
ISBN: 9781614510550
ISBN-10: 1614510555
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2013
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Studies in Language Change [Slc]