As a layman I have picked up the terminology and notation for changes in phonology. But I know very little about diachronic changes in syntax other than that they happen: things like shift from SOV to SVO, or replacement of cases by prepositions. Can you point me to at least a lesson in the terminology of such changes?

  • I would suggest the chapter on historical syntax in Trask's Historical Linguistics (and frankly the rest of the book, too).
    – jlawler
    Apr 8 '20 at 23:25
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    Ah, I found my copy … Oct 26 '20 at 0:42

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