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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: Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition
Subtitle: A History
Written By: Margaret Thomas
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics
Description:

This book addresses the tradition of ahistoricity within the field of second language (L2) acquisition theory. The author shows that L2 theory has a long and fruitful past within western linguistics and that notions of universal grammar have for some time shaped, and been shaped by, people's understanding of L2 learning.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415310377
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 105.00