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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

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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: Current Methods in Historical Semantics
Edited By: Kathryn Louise Allan
Justyna A. Robinson
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/174226?format=G&rskey=HZwpHO&result=1
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 73
Description:

Innovative, data-driven methods provide more rigorous and systematic evidence
for the description and explanation of diachronic semantic processes. The
volume systematises, reviews, and promotes a range of empirical research
techniques and theoretical perspectives that currently inform work across the
discipline of historical semantics. In addition to emphasising the use of new
technology, the potential of current theoretical models (e.g. within variationist,
sociolinguistic or cognitive frameworks) is explored along the way.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110252903
Pages: 347
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110252880
Pages: 347
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95