Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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(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 exceptions …

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Rupert Thompson, “Neogrammarians”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000247>
First published online: 2013

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