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Campbell, Lyle

Works: 57 works in 327 publications in 4 languages and 13,699 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Documentary television programs  Bibliography  Terminology  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other
Classifications: PM108, 497
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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 )

73 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 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
American Indian languages : the historical linguistics of Native America by Lyle Campbell( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de geschiedenis van de verschillende Indianentalen, hun eigenschappen en onderlinge verwantschappen
The Languages of Native America : historical and comparative assessment( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 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 384 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 )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 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 this 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
Quichean linguistic prehistory by Lyle Campbell( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary of historical linguistics by Lyle Campbell( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Useful for those wishing to understand historical linguistic terminology and concepts, this is a glossary of key terms in the field of historical linguistics
The Pipil language of El Salvador by Lyle Campbell( Book )

17 editions published in 1985 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

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

10 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 104 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 )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let there be words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 62 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
Panorama general de las lenguas indígenas en América by Ernest C Migliazza( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on the Xinca of eastern Guatemala( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother tongues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moving from Africa to Oceania and up to Asia and then west to Europe and across the ocean to the Americas, this program assesses how many languages are spoken in each region, the characteristics they share, and misconceptions about them. Historical background on some of the key languages of the regions is included as well"--Container
Birth and death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is predicted that within a century more than half of the world's languages will become extinct, but as languages are lost, new ones emerge naturally or are constructed. This program provides insights into the language life cycle through topics ranging from constructed languages such as Esperanto, to language endangerment and preservation, to the role of globalization in language obsolescence
Civilization to colonization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing is a relative latecomer to the history of language. This program tracks its emergence in Mesopotamia, China, and Mesoamerica and its spread down through the millennia via conquest -- usually violent, sometimes benign -- and colonization. The creation of creoles and pidgins resulting from the interaction of specific populations is also addressed, and speculation is made about the first things written down
Constant change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines factors that contributed to the diversification and spread of languages, including early migration, the introduction of agriculture, and genes. Language transfer from mother to child and from one population to the next is also investigated, along with the concept of dialects and commonalities among the world's more than 6,000 languages
El idioma cacaopera by Lyle Campbell( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and Central American Indian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American Indian languages : the historical linguistics of Native America
Alternative Names
Campbell, Lyle R. 1942-

Campbell, Lyle Richard 1942-

Lyle Campbell Amerikaans taalkundige

Lyle Campbell linguista statunitense

Lyle Campbell US-amerikanischer Linguist

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American Indian languages : the historical linguistics of Native AmericaHistorical syntax in cross-linguistic perspectiveLanguage classification : history and methodA glossary of historical linguisticsPhoneticism in Mayan hieroglyphic writingGrammar from the human perspective : case, space and person in Finnish