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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: Possessives in English: An Exploration in Cognitive Grammar
Written By: John R. Taylor
Description:

Taylor provides an in-depth analysis of possessive constructions in English in terms of Cognitive Grammar, as developed by Ronald Langacker and others. He also provides a wide-ranging critique of alternative analyses, especially those derived from the Chomskyan school.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198299826
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384
Prices: $35.00

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198235860
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384
Prices: $90.00