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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: The Handbook of Bilingualism
Edited By: Tej K. Bhatia
William C. Ritchie
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-art treatments of the
central issues that arise in consideration of the phenomena of bilingualism
ranging from the representation of the two languages in the bilingual
individual's brain to the various forms of bilingual education, including
the status of bilingualism in each area of the world.

*Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics, ranging
from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and
psychological counseling.

*Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situation with
particular emphasis on those geographical areas which are centers of global
conflict and commerce.

*Explores new topics such as global media and mobile and electronic
language learning.

*Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers from
different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631227350
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 884
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95
U.K. £ 26.99