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.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics|
|Editors||Claire Bowern and Bethwyn Evans|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK and New York, USA|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|