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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 Rise of Functional Categories
Written By: Elly van Gelderen
Description:

In recent years, within the GB/Minimalist framework and in Universal Grammar, word order has become viewed as determined by functional as well as lexical categories. This work argues that language learners must decide whether to incorporate categories into their grammar and that the availability of categories varies from language to language.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192274
ISBN-13: 9781556192272
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 142
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227292
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