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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: Phonological Development: The Origins of Language in the Child
Written By: Marilyn May Vihman
Description:

This is the first book length survey of and introduction to the study of
the child's acquisition of phonology. It contrasts data-based
interactionist, cognitive models of phonological development with earlier
deductive behaviourist and structuralist accounts. Setting these models in
current neurophysiological perspectives, it integrates the flourishing
independent research areas of infant speech perception and vocal
production. The book traces the nature and timing of prosodic and segmental
development with due attention to evidence of individual differences and
from cross-linguistic studies. It describes the emergence of first words
and the first phonological system against the background of the child's
social and cognitive development in the first eighteen months.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631163549
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
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