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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 and Gesture
Written By: David McNeill
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521771668
Series Title: Language, Culture and Cognition 2
Description:

This landmark study examines the role of gestures in relation to speech and
thought. Leading scholars, including psychologists, linguists and
anthropologists, offer state-of-the-art analyses to demonstrate that
gestures are not merely an embellishment of speech but are integral parts
of language itself. The volume contributes to a rapidly growing field of
study, offering a wide range of theoretical perspectives. It has strong
cross-linguistic and cross-cultural components, examining gestures by
speakers of Mayan, Australian, East Asian, as well as English and European
languages.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Australian
Mayan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521771668
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00
U.K. £ 47.50

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521777615
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: U.S. $ 27.00
U.K. £ 17.95