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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: Language Teachers, Politics and Cultures
Written By: Michael Byram
Karen Risager
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Foreign language teaching is social interaction, subject to the influences and forces of the societies in which it takes place. Geo- political changes have an effect on language teachers in their beliefs about their work and in the everyday methods they use in their classrooms. This book, based on empirical research in Denmark and England, is an exploration of the effects of major contemporary changes as they are perceived and understood by language teachers.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594415
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 216pp
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