This book provides an accessible introduction to anyone interested in the history of the English language. It outlines the major issues and terminology used in. Herbert Schendl is Professor and Chair Emeritus for English Historical Linguistics at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. Download Citation on ResearchGate | HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS. Herbert Schendl | This brief volume is a contribution to the Oxford introductions to language.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Historical Linguistics by Herbert Schendl. This book provides an accessible introduction to anyone interested in the history of the English language. It outlines the major issues and terminology used in the field of Historical Linguistics, a required part of most university-level language and linguistics courses, and creates an opening into the field for the new reader. Paperbackpages. Oxford Introductions to Language Study.
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Jul 20, Christopher rated it it was ok. Departing little from other textbooks of historical linguistics, it presents the comparative method, details the process of lexical, morphology and syntactical, and phonological change. Contact phenomena are discussed in one brief chapter, and the book ends with various explanations for why languages change.
Schendl’s book is not written for the layman, for his discussion of the topic expects some prior knowledge of general linguistics. However, unlike many introductions to historical linguistics which use the whole Indo-European family as the chief example, Schendl seems to realize not all students of general linguistics are proficient in the ancient languages, and so hidtorical uses a large amount of English data which anyone who has read Shakespeare and Chaucer can appreciate.
However, with this particular angle I don’t think that Schendl’s book fulfills any real niche.
Mouton de Gruyter,which costs just a few bucks more and is eight times the size. This tiny guide, barely over a hundred pages, doesn’t seem much of a good value in comparison. Dec 29, Darkgamma rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 31, Carrie rated it really liked it. Dec 26, Nar Ges rated it really liked it.
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He holds a Ph. His research areas include English historical linguistics, especially Old English syntax, semantics, and phonology, Middle English lexicology, historical code-switching and Early Modern English morphology.
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