An Introduction to Historical Linguistics by Terry Crowley soon to be available at the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2002, Paperback.
3rd edition. [First Published: 1992] Illustrated by way of: Maps;
From the cover: All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all the most important areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and language change.
342 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9″ x 6″).