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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: Syntactic Change in Welsh: A Study of the Loss Of Verb-Second
Written By: David W. E. Willis
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org
Description:

Scholars have often been puzzled by the fact that the basic word-order rule of Welsh seems to have changed twice in the last 1000 years. David Willis explores how and why these changes have taken place. He examines the relationship between the literary and spoken language throughout the history of Welsh, points out similarities between the rules of earlier Welsh and other European languages, and looks at the forces that cause languages to change over time.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Welsh
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320pp
Prices: $98.00