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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 Language Game: Papers in Memory of Donald C. Laycock.
Edited By: Tom Duton
Darrell T Tryon
Malcolm D. Ross
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This volume is dedicated to the memory of Donald C. Laycock formerly Senior Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University who died suddenly in 1988. It contains over sixty contributions by former friends and colleagues. These cover a wide span reflecting Laycock's former interests.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0858833400
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 667
Prices: 85.00