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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: Phonics as gateway: EFL reading in primary school
Paper URL: http://jalt-publications.org/proceedings/2008/contents.php
Author: Cadmus Kyrala
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Homepage: http://jp.youtube.com/user/kyralalinguist
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Phonics is increasingly becoming recognized as an important tool in teaching native speaking children how to read in English. This paper will show that it is vital in teaching children to read English as a foreign language within the constrained time allotments of public education. It will also describe skills critical to teaching reading and examples of how these can be developed into eventual reading independence in the context of the Nagahama Elementary Schol English Program (NESEP).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: PAC7 at JALT2008 Conference Proceedings
URL: http://jalt-publications.org/proceedings/2008/contents.php


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