Principles and Methods for Historical Linguistics
Intended for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, this text presents a wide survey of methodological procedures and theoretical positions.
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Jeffers and Lehiste's text is admirably clear and well-planned. They have been very successful in drawing examples from real linguistic data, in reducing them to the minimum necessary detail, and in expounding them so as to complement and strengthen the main points in the exposition. The text itself flows in a smoothly logical manner from topic to topic, giving the student an implicit introduction to diachronic reasoning, simultaneously with an explicit introduction to diachronic facts.