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Language change: references


A full bibliography on various aspects of language change can be found in the Reference Guide. The following link leads to the section of the Book Covers module dealing with language change. In addition a number of monographs and edited volumes dealing with language change are given below.


McMahon, April 1994. Understanding language change. Cambridge: University Press.

Milroy, James 1992. Linguistic variation and change. On the historical sociolinguistics of English. Oxford: Blackwell.

Croft, William 2001. Explaining Language Change. An Evolutionary Approach. London: Longman.

Bauer, Laurie 1994. Watching English change. An Introduction to the Study of Linguistic Change in Standard Englishes in the Twentieth Century. London: Longman.

Aitchison, Jean 2001. Language change. Progress or decay? 3rd edition. Cambridge: University Press.

Jones, Mari and Ishtla Singh 2005. Exploring language change. London: Routledge.

Hickey, Raymond (ed.) 2003. Motives for language change. Cambridge: University Press.

Baldi, Philip (ed.) 1991. Patterns of Change, Change of Patterns. Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Battye, Adrian and Ian Roberts 1995. Clause Structure and Language Change. Oxford: University Press.

Jahr, Ernst Håkon (ed.) 1998. Language change. Advances in historical sociolinguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.