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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: Pragmatics
Edited By: Asa Kasher
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The purpose of this collection is to portray the development of pragmatics as a science of language, in a such a way as to enable readers to critically assess this theorectical development. Issues explored include * presupposition * implicature * discourse * grammar * communication * indexicals * psychology * sociology. This work provides highly useful references and suggestions for further reading, and has an exceptionally detailed subject and name index to enable easy and immediate access for the reader.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415117348
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 2653
Prices: $905.00