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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: Acting Out: Participant Examples in the Classroom
Written By: Stanton Wortham
Series Title: Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 30
Description:

This volume explores a relational pattern that occurs during one type of speech event enacted classroom "participant examples". The study reports that in some cases speakers not only discuss, but also act out the roles assigned to them in participant examples. That is, speakers do with each other, what they are talking about as the content of the example. Participants act as if events described as the example provide a script for their interaction.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192983
ISBN-13: 9781556192982
Pages: 178
Prices: U.S. $ 134
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250421
ISBN-13: N/A