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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: Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
Edited By: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Günter Radden
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/hcp.27
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 27
Description:

Language structure and use are largely shaped by cognitive processes such as
categorizing, framing, inferencing, associative (metonymic), and analogical
(metaphorical) thinking, and – mediated through cognition – by bodily
experience, emotion, perception, action, social/communicative interaction,
culture, and the internal ecology of the linguistic system itself. The contributors
to the present volume demonstrate how these language-independent factors
motivate grammar and the lexicon in a variety of languages such as English,
German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Japanese, and Korean.
The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars in cognitive and
functional linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Croatian
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287021
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027223814
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00
Europe EURO 95.40
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