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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: Weak Island Semantics
Written By: Márta Abrusán
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199639380.do
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This book presents a novel semantic account of weak islands, structures that block the displacement of certain elements in a sentence. Dr Abrusán's argument that the behaviour of these constructions has a semantic rather than syntactic explanation removes some of the most important reasons for postulating abstract syntactic rules as part of UG.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199639380
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199639397
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99