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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: Language Change
Written By: Adrian Beard
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

Language Change examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use

Language Change:
*explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language
*looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes
*provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages
*includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415320550
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415320569
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: U.S. $ 17.95