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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: Indian and British English
Subtitle: A Handbook of Usage and Pronunciation
Written By: Paroo Nihalani
Ray K. Tongue
Priya Hosali
Jonathan Crowther
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0195666569
Series Title: 2nd Edition
Description:

India's contact with the West has resulted in the distinctive vocabulary of Indian English. This easy to use dictionary contains many of the European words that have been Indianized, several of which no longer exist in British English. This is an essential handbook for all Indian speakers wishing to improve their English.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195666569
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00