Editor's introduction: Foundations of the new historical linguistics

Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans

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    Historical linguistics is currently undergoing something of a renaissance.2 Though diachrony has always been important to the study of language, we see not only an increasing appreciation for the insights that language change can provide for synchronic elds such as syntax and phonology; we also see an increasingly important role for linguistic data in more general studies of the past, with linguistics taking its place alongside other core ‘(pre)historical’ disciplines such as archaeology and genetics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics
    Editors Claire Bowern and Bethwyn Evans
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK and New York, USA
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9780415527897
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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