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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, Mind and Brain
Written By: Ewa Dabrowska
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748614752
Description:

Human languages reside in human brains, and it is undeniable that properties of the mind/brain place strong constraints on linguistic structure. Yet most linguists know little about the psychology of language and even less about its neural substrate. Language, Mind and Brain explores these constraints and shows how linguistics could benefit by incorporating insights from research on language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics and other disciplines concerned with human linguistic abilities. The first part of the book offers a useful introduction to the relevant issues for readers with little prior knowledge of these disciplines. In the second part, the cognitive underpinnings of language are discussed in more detail in three case studies chosen to illuminate complementary aspects of linguistic structure (the semantics of locative terms, morphological rules, the syntax of English questions). The final chapter is devoted to approaches to language which meet the requirements outlined earlier, with particular prominence given to cognitive and construction grammar.

Features

* A unique contribution to the debate on the relationship between language and other cognitive processes

* Accessible text which introduces readers to a psychologically realistic theory of language

* Includes a definitive introduction and case studies to illustrate key topics.

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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748614745
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748614753
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99