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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 English Language and Linguistics Companion
Written By: Geoffrey Finch
Keith Allan
Julie Bradshaw
Georgina Heydon
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=275279
Series Title: Palgrave Student Companions Series
Description:

A one-stop student resource covering all aspects of studying language and linguistics from the core topics, terms and concepts of the subject to study skills and career pathways. The companion provides a gateway to wider and more specialist reading and will be an essential resource for students to turn to time and time again.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403989710
ISBN-13: 9781403989710
Pages: 384
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99