Language Change: Contributions to the Study of Its Causes

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Leiv Egil Breivik, Ernst Håkon Jahr
Walter de Gruyter, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 281 pages
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Contents

Preface
1
On the causes of syntactic change in English
29
Pragmatics and syntactic change
71
Language planning and language change
99
The origin and function of switch reference in Green Hmong
115
Invisiblehand processes and the universal laws of language change
131
Sound change is drawn from a pool of synchronic variation
173
The role of children in linguistic change
199
Contact and isolation in linguistic change
227
Index
277
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