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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

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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: Medium or Message?
Subtitle: Langauge and Faith in Ethnic Churches
Written By: Anya Woods
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=18535967368
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights
Description:

What is the role of language in ethnic churches? This new and much needed account of the Australian experience examines the issues faced by sixteen congregations, together representing different periods of Australia’s migration history, as well as different languages, cultural backgrounds and Christian denominations. Drawing on the rich data provided by the study, the concept of “language–religion ideology” is developed to describe the nature of the relationship between language and religion which is exhibited by a denomination, with far-reaching implications for multilingual and multicultural societies.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597236
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
U.S. $ 74.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597368
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.K. £ 44.95
AUS $ 24.95