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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: English: An Essential Grammar
Written By: Gerald Nelson
Description:

This book extends the highly regarded Routledge Grammars series to include English. It will prove to be a tremendous boon to everyone who struggles with the language, from freshmen in composition 101 to graduate students looking to hone their skills. English: An
Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to modern English.
Written specifically for native speakers, it includes:
* Discussion of points of usage that often cause problems
* Guidance on sentence building
* Practical spelling rules
* Explanations of grammatical terms
* An appendix of irregular verbs.

Beginning with the basics and progressing gradually and systematically to more complex issues, this is the guide for anyone seeking a genuine command of English. Routledge Grammars series.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415224497
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: $60.00; #35.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415224500
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: $18.95; #11.99