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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: Meaning As Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory
Edited By: Ellen Contini-Morava
Barbara Sussman Goldberg
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A collection of papers from theoretical perspectives that share a conception of language as a system of meaningful signs. In sign-oriented theories the distribution of linguistic forms is explained in terms of the contribution of their meanings to the message communicated, and the data are drawn from actual discourse rather than invented, decontextualized examples. Includes comparison of theory and method among major sign-oriented approaches, and analyses of data from a variety of languages.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110141221
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 487