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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: Translation in the Global Village
Edited By: Christina Schäffner
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KEY FEATURES - Discusses the effects of globalisation on language use - Considers the position of Translation Studies today and where it is going DESCRIPTION Recent developments, particularly globalisation and advances in technology, have affected our production and perception of language, as reflected in two conflicting forces, globalism and tribalism. The role of English as an international lingua franca is discussed, and conclusions are drawn for the varying activities of translation today and for the rapidly changing job profile of the translator.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594881
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 72pp.
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