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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: The Language of Language
Subtitle: Core Concepts in Linguistic Analysis
Written By: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Description:

The focus of this book is to provide an initiation to rigorous thinking about language form and language use. The main purpose of this book is two-fold: to acquaint you with the way in which linguists talk about the indispensable everyday tool constituted by language and to stir readers' curiousity about language matters and why language matters, beyond what this book has to offer.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9812445099
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 174
Prices: US$17.00