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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: Rhetorical Figures in Science
Written By: Jeanne Fahnestock
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/019516542x.html
Description:

RHETORICAL FIGURES IN SCIENCE breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts. Examples, both verbal and visual, range across disciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught devices. "While many books deliver less than they promise, a few, like RHETORICAL FIGURES IN SCIENCE, deliver more. In a well-crafted argument and a well-exemplified series of chapters, Fahnestock undermines our comfortable sense that, aside from metaphor, the figures can be safely ignored by rhetorical theorists and critics, that the study of such schemes as antithesis, incrementum, gradatio, antimetabole, ploche and polyptoton is the preserve only of pedants."--uarterly Journal of Speech

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195117506
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248 pp
Prices: $65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 019516542X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248 pp
Prices: $26.00