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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: Malik Goes to School
Subtitle: Examining the Language Skills of African American Students From Preschool - 5th Grade
Written By: Holly K. Craig
Julie A Washington
Description:

"Malik Goes to School: Examining the Language Skills of African American
Students From Preschool-5th Grade" synthesizes a decade of research by the
authors, Holly Craig and Julie Washington, on the oral language and
literacy skills of African American children from preschool to fifth grade.
Their research has characterized significant influences on the child's use
of AAE and the relationship between AAE and aspects of literacy
acquisition. The research has also led to the characterization of other
nondialectal aspects of language development. The outcome has been a
culture-fair, child-centered language evaluation protocol.

This very readable volume will be important to students, clinicians, and
teachers, learning about and working with, African American children. The
book has direct relevance to academic planning, clinical decision-making,
curriculum development, and educational policymaking.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805840893
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805858113
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 22.50