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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: The Use of Translation in Modern Language Teaching
Author: Richard M Stibbard
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Homepage: http://www.britishschoolofphonetics.co.uk/
Institution: The British School of Phonetics
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Translation
Abstract: It is argued that, provided proper account is taken of the many factors involved in translation, translation can be a valuable, and genuinely communicative, tool in foreign language learning.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. Museum Tusculanum Press. 1


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