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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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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."


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Title: Literacy: An Introduction to the Ecology of Written Language
Written By: David Barton
Description:

This is the first general introduction to the new emerging field of literacy studies. It brings recent developments together in a coherent manner, by showing how new research has contributed to our understanding of literacy practices in a range of settings. The book explores the competing definitions of literacy in contemporary society, and examines the theories of language and of learning which underpin new views of literacy. The book is intended as an introduction to literacy studies for the student or general reader.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631190910
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 36.95
U.K. £ 17.99