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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: The Art of English: Literary Creativity
Edited By: Sharon Goodman
Kieran O'Halloran
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=140398560X
Description:

This volume provides a critical examination of texts which can be
considered 'literary.' What distinguishes some texts as 'art'? How do we
recognize literary creativity? To answer questions such as these, the book
ranges across creative texts produced for public consumption: from poetry,
drama and fiction to performance art and online literature. It provides a
lively and accessible introduction to stylistic, semiotic and multimodal
analysis drawing on work in Literature and Media Studies, Performance
Studies, Linguistics and Anthropology.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140398560X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 504
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99