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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."


Academic Paper


Title: Birth of Language: Looking at emotion as being a catalyst of language
Author: Thomas Darrell Strickland Jr.
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Institution: Southern Oregon University
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Abstract: The creation of language has been overlooked in many different areas of linguistics in the last two decades. This paper begins to collect and analyze recent archaeological data and linguistical observations that pertain explicitly with language origin theories. The examinations of emotion in connection with language origins places both a new and used light on the ideas of Rousseau, Descartes, and more recent linguists, notably Bickerton, Leiberman, Greenspan, and Miller. This research indicates a possible connection between human language development and mammalian emotional connections.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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