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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: Applied Linguistics
Author: Barbara A. Lafford
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Institution: Arizona State University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: APPLIED LINGUISTICS. Guy Cook. Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2003. Pp. vii + 134. £8.95 paper.


This volume is the latest in the Oxford Introductions to Language study series, edited by H. G. Widdowson, and, as such, it provides a general and gradual introduction to the field through the use of intelligently crafted prose that facilitates the nonspecialist's ability to grasp the general concepts and controversies in this discipline. In this regard, Cook's book is intended for a
different audience than other books on applied linguistics meant for specialists in the field (e.g., McCarthy, 2001; McDonough, 2002;
Seidlhofer, 2003).


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This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 27, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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