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

By David Crystal

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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: Generative Linguistics
Written By: Frederick J. Newmeyer
Series Title: History of Linguistic Thought
Description:

Here together for the first time are all of Frederick J. Newmeyer's writings on the origins and development of generative grammar. Spanning a period of fifteen years, the essays in GENERATIVE LINGUISTICS address the nature of the "Chomskyan Revolution", the deep structure debates of the 1970s, The Chicago Linguistic Society, the structure of the field of linguistics and its consequences for women and the attempts to apply generative theory to second language aquisition. These articles, many of which have never been published before, will inevitably fan the flames of controversy still raging in the field. Newmeyer's audacious conclusions and his argument that generative semantics collapsed because it was empirically disproved challenge much current thinking.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415115531
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: $49.95