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Morphology and language change

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Word formation processes lead to lexical innovation, and hence to changes in the lexical conventions of a language. Borrowing is another form of lexical innovation. Existing complex words are subject ... More


Language planning of the 1930s

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the 1930s, conflicts between competing groups of Yiddish language planners intensified. Adherents of the further Russification of Yiddish (at the expense of Hebrew-Aramaic and German components) ... More


The Latin base of the Spanish lexicon 1

Steven N. Dworkin

in A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199541140
eISBN:
9780191741395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541140.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines selected lexical features of the Latin of the Iberian Peninsula. Much of the inherited Spanish lexicon has cognate lexical items in other Romance languages outside the Iberian ... More


Lexis and Discourse

Pingali Sailaja

in Indian English

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625949
eISBN:
9780748671434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Indian English lexis is shown to be influenced considerably by British and American varieties. Some exclusively Indian words are explained as either residual entities from earlier British usage, or ... More


Language attitudes and language change

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Especially since the mid 20th century, Newfoundland English has experienced considerable change, much of which appears to involve weakening or even loss of local speech features, and greater ... More


Starting from Now: Teaching the Recent History of English

Joan Beal

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In this chapter, I present two case studies from my teaching of Late Modern English (roughly covering the period 1700–1900) at two UK universities, chosen on the basis of positive feedback from ... More


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