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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: Russian Translation of English Absolute Constructions in Expressive Function (Based on Comparative Analysis of F.S. Fitzgerald's Works)
Author: Lidia S. McCarthy
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Homepage: www.mccarthybooks.com
Institution: Moscow Pedagogical University
Linguistic Field: Ling & Literature
Abstract: 1. Expressive finction of absolute constructions can not be always expressed grammatically in Russian, like it does in English. Instead, it is expressed by lexical means. Or lexical and syntactical means are combined withing one translated sentence./L/2. In a sentence " with a sigh the angel glanced round the veranda, but Bermis and Otis were not in sight" L. Bespalova could translate the work angel as ангел, but the ironic function would be lost as angel in Russian has a romantic meaning.She found a good way out: angel as replaced with Russian душка which has a diminitive suffix and therefore used with a shade of irony./L/3. Expressiveness in Russian is often achieved by stress words так, и так, только что./L/4. Sometimes parts of the English sentences have to be changed in Russian translation to achive the same effect on a reader.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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