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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: Numbers, Language, and the Human Mind
Written By: Heike Wiese
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521831822
Description:

What constitutes our concept of numbers and makes it possible for us to
work with them the way we do? Which mental faculties contribute to our
grasp? What qualities do we share with other species, and which ones are
specific to us? This book addresses these questions to reveal that language
plays a crucial role in the development of systematic number concepts. It
analyzes the relationship between numerical thinking and the human language
faculty, providing psychological, linguistic, and philosophical
perspectives on numbers, their evolution, and development in children.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521831822
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 358
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00