The History of Language – Henry Sweet – PDF Ebook

The History of Language – Henry Sweet – 1900

CONTENTS

I. Language and Its Study

What is Language?
Language, Imperfect and Traditional
Change ; Dialects and Cognate Languages
Comparative and Historical Philology
General Grammar
Principles and Methods of Grammar
Effects of Change
The Science of Language

II. Sounds of Language

Phonetics, Phonology
Consonants
Vowels
Synthesis
Glides

III. Sound Changes

The Imitation of Sounds Generally Perfect
Organic Shifting
Acoustic Changes
Combinative Changes
Divergent Changes. External Changes. Changes Gradual
Sound Laws
Phonetic Looseness

IV. Morphological Development

The Origin of Language
Logical and Grammatical Development
Word Order
Composition
Derivation
Form Words
Inflection
Reduplication
Origin of the Parts of Speech
Evolution of the Verb
Evolution of the Preposition
Concord
Gender
Morphological Classification of Languages :
Isolating
Agglutinative
Inflectional
Polysynthetic
Incorporation
Analytical

V. Changes in Language

Periods. Development of Dialects
Strata : Literary and Colloquial
Families of Languages

Mixed Languages
Rapidity of Change
Changes in Morphological Structure
Antiquity of Language
General Results of Change
Control of Change
Limitations of Control
General Levelling of Structure

VI. The Aryan Languages

Original Home
Age
General Structure
Sounds
Accentuation
Gradation
Inflections
Concord ; the Inflectional Instinct
Primitive Aryan Inflections

VII. Affinities of Aryan

Ugrian
Altaic
Sumerian
The Aryan Race

VIII. The Individuality of Languages
Phonetic Individuality
Range of Expression
Language and Nationality

The History of Language
The History of Language

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Phil Harris

Phil Harris

Independent researcher, philosopher, collaborator. Founder of The Eternal Circle

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