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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: Emotions from a Bilingual Point of View
Subtitle: Personality and Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Perception and Expression of Emotions in the L1 and L2
Written By: Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia
URL: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Emotions-from-a-Bilingual-Point-of-View--Personality-and-Emotional-Intelligence-in-Relation-to-Perce1-4438-4532-9.htm
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This book explores the relationship between immersion in a foreign language and its culture, and perception and expression of emotions in both the first and a foreign language. It looks at the perception and expression of emotions from different angles, including personality traits and emotional intelligence as important variables that might have an influence not only on one’s ability to perceive and express emotions in a foreign language, but also on self-perceived L2 proficiency in that language. It is the first study, to the best of our knowledge, that investigates such notions as personality, sociocultural competence, and emotional intelligence, as well as perception and expression of emotions in the L1 (Polish) and L2 (English), in relation to the immigrant context by using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The book will be of considerable interest to both students and scholars in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingualism, and applied linguistics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443845329
ISBN-13: 9781443845328
Pages: 185
Prices: U.K. £ 39.99
U.S. $ 59.99