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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: Translation and Nation: A Cultural Politics of Englishness
Edited By: Roger Ellis
Liz Oakley-Brown
Description:

In recent years the marginal position which has defined translators and their texts has come under increasing and sustained challenge. However, although translation and subjectivity has been thoroughly considered in terms of post-colonialism and post-structuralism, there are few discussions which focus specifically on the construction of 'Englishness' through vernacular translation. Using a range of theoretical approaches the five essays in this volume aim to realise such an understanding of translation by critically analysing the cultural and political implications of translation and the construction of English subjectivities at particular historical moments.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853595187
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853595179
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232
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