Historical Linguistics Linguistics Social Sciences Science.
Modern historical linguistics dates from the late 18th century. It grew out of the earlier discipline of philology , the study of ancient texts and documents dating back to antiquity . (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Historical linguistics, also called diachronic linguistics, is the scientific study of language change over time. Principal concerns of historical linguistics include...
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- Comparative method - In linguistics, the comparative method is a technique for studying the development of languages by performing a feature-by-feature comparison of two or more languages with common descent from a shared ancestor, in order to extrapolate back to infer the properties of that ancestor.
- Etymological dictionary - An etymological dictionary discusses the etymology of the words listed. Often, large dictionaries, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's, will contain some etymological information, without aspiring to focus on etymology.
- Genetic linguistics - Comparative linguistics is a branch of historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages to establish their historical relatedness.
- Germanic philology - Germanic philology is the philological study of the Germanic languages particularly from a comparative or historical perspective.
- Glottochronology - Glottochronology is that part of lexicostatistics dealing with the chronological relationship between languages.
- Grammaticalisation - In historical linguistics and language change, grammaticalization is a process of language change by which words representing objects and actions become grammatical markers.
- Philological Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesianae www
Philological Thracology. Thraco-Daco-Moesianae. A Traco-Dacian Thesaurus, a few articles and links. Linguae Thraco-Daco-Moesianae.
- Introduction Ancient Scripts - Historical Linguistics www
Introduction to historical linguistics with language family charts and extensive links list. Ancient Scripts - Historical Linguistics.
- An English from the 7th to the 18th c. www
An attempt at a very brief outline of the history of English by Tuba Ince. English from the 7th to the 18th c..
- Etymological Wilton's Word & Phrase Origins www
Etymological site offers a brief history of the English language, Word & Phrase Origins, discussion boards and a search feature. Wilton's Word & Phrase Origins.
- A Introduction to Historical Linguistics www
A brief summary of the subject of comparative linguistics. Introduction to Historical Linguistics.
- Eleven-page The Proto-Sumerian Language Invention Process www
Eleven-page paper describing how the early Sumerians invented their language, Proto-Sumerian Language Invention Process, with a complete lexicon of the first words in their language. The Proto-Sumerian Language Invention Process.
- Lecture Tracking Linguistic Drift: The Comparative Method www
Lecture notes. Tracking Linguistic Drift: The Comparative Method.
- "Chronology Chronology: History of English www
"Chronology of Events in the History of English" summarizing the emergence and evolution of the language spanning 5 millennia. Chronology: History of English.
- Weekly Take Our Word for It www
Weekly etymology magazine. Take Our Word for It.
- A Grimm's Law www
A demonstration of the law. Grimm's Law.
- Between Genetic Distance and Language Affinities www
Between Autochthonous Human Populations. Genetic Distance and Language Affinities.
- The The Controversy over the Word 'Squaw' www
The definition of the word 'squaw' and its corruption by the American Indian Movement. The Controversy over the Word 'Squaw'.
- Everything Indo-European and the Comparative Method www
Everything you ever wanted to know about Proto-Indo-European (and the comparative method), and the Comparative Method, but were afraid to ask. Indo-European and the Comparative Method.
- Two Cameron Laird's Personal Index to Anthropologic Resources on the Net www
Two software applications to aid glottochronological and lexostatistical analysis. Cameron Laird's Personal Index to Anthropologic Resources on the Net.
- An Kjell Gustafson's homepage - Historical Linguistics www
An overview of the field of historical linguistics and its sub-disciplines. Kjell Gustafson's homepage - Historical Linguistics.
- For Schousboe: Teaching Historical Linguistics www
For educators- a course curriculum designed for a one-semester course. Schousboe: Teaching Historical Linguistics.
- An The Great Vowel Shift Web Site www
An interactive introduction to the Great Vowel Shift, Great Vowel Shift Web Site, a major sound change in the English language. Includes sound and animation. The Great Vowel Shift Web Site.
- Historical What Has a Hippo in Common With a Feather? www
Historical linguistics and etymology. Has a Hippo in Common With a Feather?. What Has a Hippo in Common With a Feather?.
- Revelations The Olin Revelation www
Revelations concerning the English language and the Bible. The Olin Revelation.
- Since A possible homeland of the Indo-European languages www
Since most scholars assume an Indo-European homeland in the steppes north of the Black Sea, possible homeland of the Indo-European languages, a full video study of this option is presented, based on the splits suggested by the Separation Base Method A possible homeland of the Indo-European languages.
- A Χείρων·Chiron www
A collaborative project by teachers of classical languages to develop web-based teaching material. Χείρων·Chiron.
- The Studying Language Typology by Means of Corpora www
The use of corpora in the study of Old English. Studying Language Typology by Means of Corpora.
- Complete Wright's Grammar of the Gothic Language (1910) www
Complete scanned version of this key publication. Grammar of the Gothic Language (1910). Wright's Grammar of the Gothic Language (1910).
- Electronic Project Wulfila www
Electronic version of Wulfila's translation of the Bible into Gothic. Wulfila. Supports searches and displays interlinear translations in English and Greek. Project Wulfila.
- A Conceptual Semantics and Grammatical Relations in Old English www
A study of Old English from the viewpoint of historical linguistics. Semantics and Grammatical Relations in Old English. Covers word order, word formation, and other topics. By Ruta Nagucka. Conceptual Semantics and Grammatical Relations in Old English.
- Robert Case in Old English www
Robert Stevick's study of case and other grammatical elements of Old English. Case in Old English.
- There NOVA Online-Transcripts-In Search of the First Language www
There are surprising similarities among the languages of the world. Online-Transcripts-In Search of the First Language. Could it be that at one time long ago, we all spoke the same language? NOVA Online-Transcripts-In Search of the First Language.
- An Evolution of Communication www
An international multidisciplinary academic journal. Communication. Contents and abstracts from first three issues. Evolution of Communication.
- A Atlas of North American English www
A survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English. Atlas of North American English.
- Online Sociolinguistics and Computer Mediated Conversation www
Online research group and community blog site explores the intersection of Sociolinguistics and Computer-Mediated Communication. Sociolinguistics and Computer Mediated Conversation.
- Web The Linguist List www
Web site for the mailing list: professional communication and networking for the world-wide community of linguists. The Linguist List.
- Weblog Language Log www
Weblog run by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman, Log, with multiple guest linguists. Language Log.
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