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LING 112 01 (12810) /LING512
Historical Linguistics
Ashwini Deo
TTh 11.35-12.50 WLH 120
Fall 2014 
No regular final examination
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Introduction to language change and language history. Types of change that a language undergoes over time: sound change, analogy, syntactic and semantic change, borrowing. Techniques for recovering earlier linguistic stages: philology, internal reconstruction, the comparative method. The role of language contact in language change. Evidence from language in prehistory.