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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 Oxford History of English
Edited By: Lynda Mugglestone
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199249312
Description:

The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure
Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's
first language. It describes the history of English within the British
Isles, its changing roles in different places, and its rise to global
pre-eminence. Fifteen experts describe the history of English within a
chronological framework: they examine written varieties and the spoken
language of everyday life; and they consider and explain changes in words,
meanings, grammar, and pronunciation. The book will appeal to everyone with
a keen interest in the English language and its development.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249318
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 504
Prices: U.K. £ 30.00