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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: Color Categories in Thought and Language
Edited By: C. L Hardin
Description:

Twenty-five years ago, Berlin and Kay argued that there are commonalities
of basic color term use that extend across languages and cultures, and
probably express universal features of perception and cognition. In this
volume, a distinguished team of contributors from visual science,
psychology, linguistics and anthropology examine how these claims have
fared in the light of current knowledge, surveying key ideas, results and
techniques from the study of human color vision as well as field methods
and theoretical interpretations drawn from linguistic anthropology.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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