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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: An Introduction to Early Modern English
Written By: Terttu Nevalainen
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748615247
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language
Description:

This book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language
of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a
common core but also as one which varies across time, regionally and
socially, and according to register. The volume focuses on the structure of
what contemporaries called the General Dialect - its spelling, vocabulary,
grammar and pronunciation - and on its dialectal origins. The book also
discusses the language situation and linguistic anxieties in England at a
time when Latin exerted a strong influence on the rising standard language.

The volume includes:
*the major changes in English from the 15th to the 18th century
*emphasis on long-term linguistic developments
*sources for the study of Early Modern English
*illustrations ranging from drama and personal letters to trials and early
science
*exercises encouraging further exploration of the changing English language.

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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748615237
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 40.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748615245
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 12.99