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Campbell, Lyle

Works: 62 works in 371 publications in 3 languages and 15,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Bibliography  Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Lyle Campbell
Most widely held works by Lyle Campbell
Historical linguistics : an introduction by Lyle Campbell( Book )

71 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible, hands-on text not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues; abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics. Distinctive to this text is its integration of the standard topics with others now considered important to the field, including syntactic change, grammaticalization, sociolinguistic contributions to linguistic change, distant genetic relationships, areal linguistics, and linguistic prehistory. Examples are taken from a broad range of languages; those from the more familiar English, French, German, and Spanish make the topics more accessible, while those from non-Indo-European languages show the depth and range of the concepts they illustrate. This second edition features expanded explanations and examples as well as updates in light of recent work in linguistics, including a defense of the family tree model, a response to recent claims on lexical diffusion/frequency, and a section on why languages diversify and spread. --Publisher description
The Languages of Native America : historical and comparative assessment( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of the current state of the historical linguistics of North American Indian languages
Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective by Alice C Harris( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major new work Alice Harris and Lyle Campbell set out to establish a general framework for the investigation of linguistic change. Systematic cross-linguistic comparison of syntactic change across a wide variety of languages is used to construct hypotheses about the universals and limits of language change more generally. In particular, the authors seek to move closer towards describing the range of causes of syntactic change to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of syntactic change, and to provide an understanding of why some languages undergo certain changes and not others. The authors draw on languages as diverse as Pipil and French, Georgian and Estonian, and the data presented is one of the book's great strengths. Rigor and precision are combined here with a great breadth of scholarship to produce a unique resource for the study of linguistic change, which will be of use to scholars and students alike
Language classification : history and method by Lyle Campbell( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How are relationships established between the world's languages? This is one of the most topical and most controversial questions in contemporary linguistics. The central aims of the book are to answer this question, to cut through the controversies, and to contribute to research in distant genetic relationships. In doing this the authors aim to: (1) show how the methods have been employed; (2) reveal which methods, techniques, and strategies have proven successful and which ones have proven ineffective; (3) determine how particular language families were established; (4) evaluate several of the most prominent and more controversial proposals of distant genetic relationship (such as Amerind, Nostratic, Eurasiatic, Proto-World, and others); and (5) make recommendations for practice in future research. This book will contribute significantly to understanding language classification in general."--Publisher's website
Quichean linguistic prehistory by Lyle Campbell( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary of historical linguistics by Lyle Campbell( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical Linguistics - the study of language change - is a major field in linguistics. With its long history and numerous subfields of its own, Historical Linguistics provides challenges to both beginning students and scholars not specialized in this field. This Glossary meets these challenges by providing accessible and widely representative definitions, discussion, and examples of key terms and concepts used in the field. It is written by two well-known authorities in this field. The book is extremely valuable to anyone wishing to understand historical linguistic terminology and concepts
The Pipil language of El Salvador by Lyle Campbell( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of Mayan languages and linguistics by Lyle Campbell( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of language : papers in linguistics in honor of William Bright( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The linguistics of Southeast Chiapas, Mexico by Lyle Campbell( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoneticism in Mayan hieroglyphic writing by John S Justeson( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical linguistics : an introduction by Lyle Campbell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indigenous languages of South America : a comprehensive guide by Lyle Campbell( Book )

16 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indigenous Languages of South America, edited by Lyle Campbell and Verónica Grondona, is a thorough guide to the indigenous languages of this part of the world. With more than a third of the linguistic diversity of the world (in terms of language families and isolates), South American languages contribute new findings in most areas of linguistics. Though formerly one of the linguistically least known areas of the world, extensive descriptive and historical linguistic research in recent years has expanded knowledge greatly. These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology and phonetics, and on major language families and regions of South America
Grammar from the human perspective : case, space and person in Finnish( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama general de las lenguas indígenas en América by Ernest C Migliazza( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language's origin. Additional topics include distinguishing features of human communication and what humankind's first utterances may have been. The early evolution and migration of humans is also considered
Papers on the Xinca of eastern Guatemala( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language isolates by Lyle Campbell( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Language Isolates and Their History / Lyle Campbell -- Ancient Near Eastern and European Isolates / Piotr Michalowski -- Basque and the Reconstruction of Isolated Languages / Joseba A. Lakarra -- Ainu / Thomas Dougherty -- Burushaski / Alexander D. Smith -- Other isolated Languages of Asia / Stefan Georg -- African Language Isolates / Roger Blench -- Language Isolates of North America / Marianne Mithun -- Language Isolates of Mesoamerica and Northern Mexico / Raina Heaton -- Language Isolates in South America / Frank Seifart and Harald Hammarström -- Language Isolates in the New Guinea region / Harald Hammarström -- Language Isolates of Australia / Claire Bowern -- Endangerment of Language Isolates / Eve Okura
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Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspective
Alternative Names
Campbell, Lyle R. 1942-

Campbell, Lyle Richard

Campbell, Lyle Richard 1942-

Lyle Campbell Amerikaans taalkundige

Lyle Campbell linguista statunitense

Lyle Campbell US-amerikanischer Linguist

Кэмпбелл, Лайл



English (248)

Spanish (9)

German (4)

Historical syntax in cross-linguistic perspectiveLanguage classification : history and methodA glossary of historical linguisticsThe life of language : papers in linguistics in honor of William BrightPhoneticism in Mayan hieroglyphic writingGrammar from the human perspective : case, space and person in Finnish