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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: A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic
Subtitle: Volume I
Written By: Donald A. Ringe
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199284139
Series Title: A Linguistic History of English
Description:

This book is the first since 1897 to describe the earliest reconstructable
stages of the prehistory of English. It outlines the grammar of
Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that
prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed
account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. The first volume in Don Ringe's A
Linguistic History of English will be of central interest to all scholars
and students of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the
history of English, and historical linguists. The next volume will consider
the development of Proto-Germanic into Old English. Subsequent volumes will
describe the attested history of English from the Old English period to the
present.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019928413X
ISBN-13: 9780199284139
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00