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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: Orality
Subtitle: The Power of the Spoken Word
Written By: Graham Furniss
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403934045
Description:

Oral communication is quite different in its spontaneity and communicative
power from textual and visual communication. Culturally-bounded
expectations of ways of speaking and individual creativity provide the
spark that can ignite revolution or calm the soul. This book explores, from
a cross-cultural perspective, the centrality of orality in the ideological
processes that dominate public discourse, providing a counterbalance to the
debates that foreground literacy and the power of written communication.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403934045
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 45