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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: Studies in English Language
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Edited By: Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title: Collected Works of M A K Halliday
Description:

For nearly half a century, Professor M. A. K. Halliday has been enriching
the discipline of linguistics with his keen insights into the social
semiotic phenomenon we call language. This ten-volume series presents the
seminal works of Professor Halliday.

'This is a fascinating volume, which is mainly devoted to Michael
Halliday's thinking in the 1960's. The collection includes articles
ranging from detailed innovative proposals for a description of intonation
that would allow it to be incorporated into the grammar, through an
ambitious re-orientation of the focus of grammatical description at a time
when Systemic grammar was emerging from Scale and Category, to a much later
small-scale corpus investigation of the grammar of pain. Together they
illustrate Halliday's continuing intellectual enthusiasm and openness to
new linguistic trends, even though his own development has always been by
accretion, rather than revolution. So, the reader is fascinated to discover
how much of the early work has been retained, often in a considerably
modified form, in the 21st century version of Systemic Functional grammar.'

Malcolm Coulthard, Professor of English Language and Linguistics,
University of Birmingham

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826458734
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384
Prices: U.K. £ 75
U.S. $ 145