Neogrammarians
(2,140 words)

Abstract

(Germ. Junggrammatische Richtung, Junggrammatiker) A school of historical linguists originating in Leipzig in the 1870s primarily remembered for formulating what is today known as the Neogrammarian Regularity Hypothesis, viz. that sound change, when motivated and conditioned only by phonetic factors, is regular and exceptionless at a given time and in a given speech community; and that apparent exce…

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Rupert Thompson, “Neogrammarians”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000247>
First published online: 2013



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