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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: Evidentiality
Written By: Chia-jung Pan
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199204335
Description:

This book provides the first exhaustive cross-linguistic typological study
of how languages deal with the marking of information source: in particular
those languages in which every statement must contain a specification of
the type of evidence on which it is based: for example, whether the speaker
saw it, or heard it, or inferred it from indirect evidence, or learnt it
from someone else. Examples are drawn from over 500 languages from all over
the world. This important book on an intriguing subject will interest
anthropologists, cognitive psychologists and philosophers, as well as
linguists.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199204330
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99