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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: Theoretical Bases of Indo-European Linguistics
Written By: Winfred P Lehmann
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This volume presents a critical survey of the theory and methodology of Indo-European linguistics, from its origins through the present. The author applies recent linguistic findings in his analysis of the speakers of Indo-European and their background. An account of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Pre- and Proto-Indo European is also included.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415138507
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: $24.95