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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: English-Only Europe?
Subtitle: Challenging Language Policy
Written By: Robert Phillipson
Description:

English-Only Europe? explores the role of languages in the process of European integration. Languages are central to the development of an integrated
Europe. The way in which the European Union deals with multilingualism has serious implications for both individual member countries and international relations.

In this book, Robert Phillipson considers whether the contemporary expansion of English represents a serious threat to other European languages. After exploring the implications of current policies, Phillipson argues the case for more active language policies to safeguard a multilingual Europe. Drawing on examples of countries with explicit language policies such as Canada and South Africa, the book sets out Phillipson's vision of an inclusive language policy for Europe, and describes how it can be attained. "Globalisation and EU enlargement mean that languages from the whole of Europe are coming into even closer contact. This perceptive book makes a sweeping Grand Tour of the political, cultural and economic issues that we all consequently face, and I hope that those who frame language policy will be influenced by it." Neil Kinnock, Vice-President of the European Commission

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041528807X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: 20.95