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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: Lexicography
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Howard Jackson
Description:

An accessible introduction to the subject, Lexicography provides a detailed overview of the history, types and contents of these essential references.
Analyzing a variety of dictionaries: ones geared to native speakers, thematic ones and those on CD-ROM, Howard Jackson reveals the myriad of ways that dictionaries fulfill their dual function of describing the vocabulary of English and providing a useful reference source. This introduction contains an introduction to terms used in lexicography and offers suggestions for further reading. Ideal for all who want to learn how a dictionary creates knowledge and who want to know how a dictionary is created.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415231736
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: 25.95