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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: Antonymy
Subtitle: A Corpus-Based Perspective
Written By: Steve Jones
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Description:

Antonymy is the technical name used to describe 'opposites', pairs of words such as rich/poor, love/hate and male/female.
Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon.
This book demonstrates how traditional linguistic theory can be revisited, updated and challenged in the corpus age.
It will be essential reading for scholars interested in antonymy and corpus linguistics.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415263743
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: 90.00