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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: American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America
Written By: Lyle Campbell
Description:

Native American languages are spoken from Siberia to Greenland, and from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego; they include the southernmost language of the world (Yaghan) and some of the northernmost (Eskimoan). Campbell's project is to take stock of what is currently known about the history of Native American languages and in the process examine the state of American Indian historical linguistics, and the success and failure of its various methodologies.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Caddoan
Chibchan
Coahuiltecan
Eskimo-Aleut
Hokan
Iroquoian
Mayan
Muskogean
Oto-Manguean/Otomanguean
Penutian
Salishan
Siouan
Uto-Aztecan
Wakashan
Algonquian
Athapaskan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195094271
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 528
Prices: $75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195140508
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 528
Prices: $35.00