Languages as historical facts

Giovanni Gobber*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the history of a language as a field of research which considers concrete linguistic phenomena in a linguistic area characterised by variation. A linguistic phenomenon can be related to the territory and the social environment in which it is used; it can also provide information about the social relationships between individuals, and its structure can vary according to the phonic or graphic substance of which it is made. Language observed on the diachronic axis is related to discursive habits that spread through society and across geographical space. Thus, the history of a language is related to the history of society and culture.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteBack to the Future. English from Past to Present
EditorM.L. Maggioni, A. Murphy
Pagine21-33
Numero di pagine13
Volume278
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeLINGUISTIC INSIGHTS

Keywords

  • contacts
  • diachrony
  • history
  • variation

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