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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: American Voices
Subtitle: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast
Edited By: Walt Wolfram
Ben Ward
Description:

Ever wanted to yak with the Yankees or speak the Big Easy? Well, travel
with American Voices across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean to
experience both familiar and little-known dialects that are thriving
despite the homogenizing pressure exerted by our mass-communication
culture. Edited by acclaimed linguist, Walt Wolfram, and consultant editor
of Language Magazine, Ben Ward, this collection gives readers a new
understanding of language diversity through an engaging look at regional,
ethnic, and sociocultural dialects such as African American, Chicano,
Cajun, and Jewish English.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405121084
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 61.95
U.K. £ 55.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405121092
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
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