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Language Change and Language Structure

Older Germanic Languages in a Comparative Perspective (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs)

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Published by Mouton de Gruyter .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Language,
  • German,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • Linguistic change,
  • History,
  • Foreign Language Study,
  • Germanic Languages

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsEndre Morck (Editor), Toril Swan (Editor), Olaf Jansen Westvik (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages358
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9016866M
    ISBN 103110135388
    ISBN 109783110135381

    Most language change starts subtly and unconsciously in the middle-class, and women often lead the way. Pressure to change comes both from within language itself and from its role in society.


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