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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: Phonology: Theory and Description
Written By: Andrew Spencer
Description:

Aimed principally at the undergraduate student, this new textbook provides
a compact presentation of the fundamental concepts of phonological
analysis, and at the same time shows how the phonological system of English
can be illuminated by such concepts. It bridges the gap between purely
theoretical accounts and purely descriptive accounts of English. The topics
covered include syllable structure, distinctive features, phonological
processes and domains, stress and rhythm, and lexical (morphophonemic)
alternations. Each chapter is based largely on English, or is followed by a
chapter on the relevant aspects of English phonology. No previous knowledge
of contemporary phonological theory or the structure of English is assumed
beyond that found in a typical first year course. Each chapter is provided
with exercises.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631192336
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
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