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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: Educating English Language Learners
Subtitle: A Synthesis of Research Evidence
Written By: Fred Genesee
Kathryn Lindholm-Leary
Bill Saunders
Donna M Christian
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521676991
Description:

Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is analyzed to provide
this review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students
with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. The primary
chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language
skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills
in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in
academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The book
provides a unique set of summary tables that supply details about each study.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521859751
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 70.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521676991
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 24.99