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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: Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Edited By: Oliviero Stock
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The aim of Spatial and Temporal Reasoning is to give a picture of current research in this area focusing on both representational and computational issues. The picture emphasizes some major lines of develpment in this multifaceted, constantly growing area. The material in the book also shows some common ground and a novel combination of spatial and temporal aspects of qualitative reasoning Part I presents the overall scene. The chapter by Laure Vieu is on the state of the art in spatial representation and reasoning, and the one by Alfonso Gerevini gives a similar survey on research in temporal reasoning. In Part II, Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi examine the ontological status of spatial entities; Anthony Cohn, Brandon Bennett, John Gooday and Nicholas Gotts present a detailed theory of reasoning with qualitative relations about regions; and Annette Herskovits focuses on the linguistic expression of spatial relations. In Part III, James Allen and George Ferguson describe an interval temporal logic for there presentation of actions ad events; and Drew McDermott presents an efficient way of predicting the oucome of plan execution. In Part IV, Antony Galton's chapter stands clearly between the two areas of space and time and outlines the main coordinates of an integrated approach.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Kluwer
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0792346440
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 382
Prices: $120.00