755 Diachronic Linguistics (3 units)

Fall 2011

Meetings

MWF 11:15-12:05 - Herter 208

Instructors

Alice Harris []

Description

A survey of core areas of historical linguistics sound change, change in morphology and syntax, the Comparative Method and Internal Reconstruction, long-distance relationships, Neogrammarians and the history of historical linguistics. Emphasis on examples outside Indo-European. Contemporary issues in the field.