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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: Studies in Contemporary Phrase Structure Grammar
Edited By: Georgia M Green
Robert D. Levine
Description:

This book explores a variety of central issues in the framework of
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), a major theory of syntactic
representation that is becoming increasingly dominant, particularly in the
domain of natural language computation. According to this theory, certain
structurally key words ("heads") in any human language determine both the
syntactic form and the semantic interpretation of the sentences they appear
in. The separate chapters consider problematic phenomena in German,
Japanese and English and suggest important extensions of, and revisions to,
the current picture of HPSG.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
German
Japanese
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