Textbooks & Materials:

Campbell, Lyle. Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Required.

Crowley, Terry. Historical Linguistics, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 1997. Required.

McMahon, April M. S. Understanding Language Change. Cambridge UP, 1994. Optional.

Becker, Alton L. "Biograpy of a Sentence: A Burmese Proverb." Text, Play, and Story. Ed. Edward M.

Bruner. The American Ethnological Society, 1984. pp. 135-155.

Blodgett, Terry. "Tracing the Dispertion." ENSIGN (Feb 1994) pp. 64-70.

Watkins, Calvert. "Appendix." The American Heritage Dictionary. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. (On

reserve; see also 5th floor reference.)

A science -- so the Savans say,
"Comparative Anatomy" --
By which a single bone --
Is made a secret to unfold
(Emily Dickinson * Poem 100)

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