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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: Vygotsky's and A.A. Leontiev's Semiotics and Psycholinguistics
Subtitle: Applications for Education, Second Language Acquisition, and Theories of Language
Written By: Dorothy Robbins
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This work introduces Russian theories of language from the Vygotskian perspective. The holistic nature of Russian psychology is highlighted, viewing the personality development of each individual as a whole. Vygostky's interdisciplinary approach to education, termed pedology, is examined. This work also opens a discussion of language: code, representation, image, imagination, imitation, and mimesis. Vygotskian thought is compared with Chaos Theory/Complexity Theory on a philosophical level.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0313322244
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
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