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A History of EnglishFrom Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic$
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Donald Ringe

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284139

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.001.0001

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General introduction

General introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 General introduction
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A History of English
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Don Ringe (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the rationale of the book and its intended audience. It indicates briefly the author’s positions on the uniformitarian principle, linguistic descent, the regularity of sound change, linguistic reconstruction, and the comparative method.

Keywords:   uniformitarian principle, linguistic descent, sound change, linguistic reconstruction, comparative method

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