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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: Legacies of Colonial English
Subtitle: Studies in Transported Dialects
Edited By: Raymond Hickey
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521830206
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Description:

This collection brings together internationally-renowned scholars to
discuss the role of British dialects in the genesis and subsequent history
of postcolonial Englishes. As a result of colonization, many varieties of
English now exist around the world. Considering the input of Scottish,
English and Irish dialects, they examine a wide range of
Englishes--including those in North and South America, South Africa, Asia,
Australia, and New Zealand. They also explain why many overseas Englishes
still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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