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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: Review of G. Yule (2006) The Study of Language (3rd Edition) and R. W. Fasold & J. Connor-Linton (eds.) (2006) An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Paper URL: http://www.sil.org.8090/silebr/2009/silebr2009-019
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Linguistic Field: Discipline of Linguistics
Abstract: Both books show that linguistics can be exciting, without trivializing issues.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: SIL Electronic Book Reviews
URL: http://www.sil.org.8090/silebr/2009/silebr2009-019


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