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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: Linguistic Areas
Subtitle: Convergence in Historical and Typological Perspective
Edited By: Yaron Matras
April McMahon
Nigel Vincent
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403996571
Description:

The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and
theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and
introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across
geographical zones. New case studies are introduced which extend the
corpus of areas described so far. They are accompanied by discussions that
revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403996571
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
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