Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1935 - 566 pages
The book presents the fundamentals of Linguistics and the historical survey of languages to the reader without any complication and obscurity. It is a valuable book for students and scholars of linguistics.The author has followed the traditional order of presentation. He begins with the survey of languages of the world, proceeds with the study of phonetic structure, gramatical forms, syntax and morphology, each being the indispensable preliminary to the study of the ensuing one.
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The Study or Language
The Use of Language
The Languages of the World
Types of Phonemes
The Comparative Method
Types of Phonetic Change
Fluctuation in the Frequency of Forms
FormClasses and Lexicon
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accordingly acoustic adjective alphabet American English ancient appears borrowing bound forms century class-meaning consists consonant constituents construction define derived dialects diphthongs distinctive Dutch example exocentric factors finite verb finite verb expression foreign form-class French Germanic languages Gothic grammatical Greek guages habit hearer Indo-European languages inflectional instance irregular isoglosses Italian Latin lexical linguistic linguistic change linguistic form meaning Menomini modern morpheme morphologic native non-distinctive non-syllabic noun occur Old Bulgarian Old English Old High German Old Norse older persons phonemes phonetic change phrase plural position Primitive Germanic Primitive Indo-European pronoun pronunciation replaced represented resemblance Romance languages Russian sandhi Sanskrit secondary phonemes semantic singular Slavic sound sound-change speak speakers speech speech-community speech-forms speech-sounds spirant spoken standard language stops stress structure substantive substitutes suffix syllable symbols syntactic Tagalog taxemes tion underlying form unstressed unvoiced utterance variants voiced vowel writing written records