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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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Journal Title: English Today
Volume/Issue:   26 / 2
Table of Contents: How Fowler became 'The Fowler': an anatomy of a success story
by UlrichBusse, AnneSchröder
pp 45-54

Running for office
by AlexanderTulloch
pp 55-56

Linguistic cleanliness is next to godliness: taboo and purism
by KateBurridge
pp 3-13

The usage guide: its birth and popularity
by IngridTieken-Boonvan Ostade
pp 14-23

Prescriptivism and descriptivism in the first, second and third editions of 'OED'
by CharlotteBrewer
pp 24-33

The grocer's apostrophe: popular prescriptivism in the 21st century
by JoanC.Beal
pp 57-64

The Land of the Free and The Elements of Style
by GeoffreyKPullum
pp 34-44

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
 
LL Issue: 21.2538