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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 at 23:25
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    Ah, I found my copy … – Anton Sherwood 12 hours ago

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