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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: Saving Languages
Subtitle: An Introduction to Language Revitalization
Written By: Lenore A. Grenoble
Lindsay J. Whaley
Description:

Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention over the past
few decades, and as a result, a wide range of people are now working to
revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general
reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists
and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members
who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite
their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the
necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy
decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the
essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as
setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving
common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be
an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small
language communities around the globe.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521816211
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521016525
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244
Prices: U.K. £ 17.99