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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: Syntactic Issues in the English Imperative
Written By: Eric Potsdam
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This book investigates long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of the English imperative. Most earlier works within the generative tradition have claimed that the syntax of imperatives idiosyncratically and irreducibly differs from that of other English clauses. This work argues that, on the contrary, the imperative has a largely regular syntax which is fully compatible with current formal grammars of English. The putative differences reside primarily in three domainsthe behavior of the auxiliary verbs

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Garland Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0815331290
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