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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: Multifactorial Analysis in Corpus Linguistics
Written By: Stefan Th. Gries
Series Title: Open Linguistics
Description:

This book presents a novel analysis of Particle Movement from the point of
view of psycholinguistics.

Stefan Gries argues that corpus-based approaches to the study of Particle
Movement are superior to those used in traditional grammar, in that they
can tell us more about the internal workings of the brain. These new
approaches enable Particle Movement to be described in greater detail, and
to be compared more easily. Gries also argues that it is possible to
predict with a high degree of accuracy which of two word orders native
speakers will subconsciously choose in natural speech.

As well as examining the methodology of Particle Movement, the study
addresses more theoretical questions. It is argued that some theories of
how language is produced by the brain cannot explain the results found in
practical studies, and Gries therefore looks at the relative merits of more
interactive models of language production.

This book will be useful to postgraduates and academics researching
cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826476066
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 25