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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: Understanding Pragmatics
Written By: Jef Verschueren
Description:

This is the most comprehensive and current introduction to pragmatics.
Presupposing no background in pragmatics, the author sketches out the
theoretical basis of the subject and systematically develops the major
theoretical perspectives, to provide a full description of pragmatics as a
coherent field of inquiry. The text explores methodological issues, guiding
the reader into the existing spectrum of pragmatics-related work. Focusing
on pragmatics in its broadest sense, the book covers the whole range of
social, cultural and cognitive aspects of pragmatics.

This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University
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Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340646241
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 312
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