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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: The Bungku-Tolaki Languages of South-Eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia
Written By: David E. Mead
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This monograph is a handbook for anyone who wants to know more about the current language situation in the Bungku-Tolaki languages area of south-eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In addition to providing an overall classification the author describes the location, dialect situation, economy and patterns of language use for each of fifteen individual languages. Includes maps, twenty seven wordlists, and comprehensive bibliography.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0858834731
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 188pp
Prices: AUS$40.00