Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Chaque mot a son histoire

The statement "Each word has its own history" - a reaction to the Neogrammarian Regularity Hypothesis - is attributed to Jules Gillron.

According to William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., this statement is not found in that scholar's published works ('Dialectology and the history of the English language' at p. 84, in Donka Minkova and Robert P. Stockwell (eds) Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective, Volume 1, Walter de Gruyter, 2002.

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