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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: Standard Arabic
Written By: G√ľnther Krahl
Wolfgang Reuschel
Eckehard Schulz
Description:

This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students
of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential
grounding for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial
varieties. This long-established and successful text has been completely
revised with the needs of English-speaking learners especially in mind, and
will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike. * Step-by-step guide
to understanding written and spoken texts * Develops conversational ability
as well as reading and writing skills * Arabic-English Glossary containing
2600 entries * Fresh texts and dialogues containing up-to-date data on the
Middle East and North Africa * Includes Arab folklore, customs, proverbs,
and short essays on contemporary topics * Grammatical terms also given in
Arabic enabling students to attend language courses in Arab countries *
Provides a wide variety of exercises and drills to reinforce grammar
points, vocabulary learning and communicative strategies * Includes a key
to the exercises * Accompanying cassettes also available.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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