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Campbell, Lyle

Works: 127 works in 366 publications in 3 languages and 10,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Terminology  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other
Classifications: P140, 417.7
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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( )

54 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,530 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( )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de geschiedenis van de verschillende Indianentalen, hun eigenschappen en onderlinge verwantschappen
A glossary of historical linguistics by Lyle Campbell( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,207 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
Grammar from the human perspective case, space and person in Finnish( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide 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"--Provided by publisher
The Languages of Native America : historical and comparative assessment( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language classification : history and method by Lyle Campbell( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses language classification and how and why languages diversify and spread
Quichean linguistic prehistory by Lyle Campbell( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pipil language of El Salvador by Lyle Campbell( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoneticism in Mayan hieroglyphic writing by State University of New York at Albany( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 127 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. But this is not a passive discussion, as Noam Chomsky; Brown University's Philip Lieberman; Johanna Nichols, of U.C. Berkeley; Stanford University's Merritt Ruhlen; professor of anthropology Richard Klein; Nobel physicist Murray Gell-Mann; and others passionately defend their points of view. 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 )

3 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on the Xinca of eastern Guatemala( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother tongues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 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 39 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
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Alternative Names
Campbell, Lyle R. 1942-

Campbell, Lyle Richard 1942-

English (226)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

American Indian languages the historical linguistics of Native AmericaA glossary of historical linguisticsGrammar from the human perspective case, space and person in FinnishHistorical syntax in cross-linguistic perspectiveLanguage classification : history and methodThe Life of language : papers in linguistics in honor of William BrightPhoneticism in Mayan hieroglyphic writing