Explanation in phonology

Dordrecht, Holland: Foris Publications, 1982. Large 8vo, pp. viii, 252; original white pictorial wrappers (a bit soiled), edges toned, 3 pages with shallow tears not affecting text, a good copy. No. 4 of the "Publications in Language Sciences". "Working from Chomsky's idea that linguistic knowledge is represented as an internalized grammar and Halle's view that linguistic change is thus change of grammar, professor Kiparsky was the first to apply the principles of generative grammar to a large body of diachronic date in his 1965 MIT doctoral dissertation," reprinted in part here. (From blurb.). Item #38165

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