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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: The Grammar of Words
Subtitle: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology
Written By: Geert Booij
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-925847-3
Description:

This is an introduction to the grammar of words. Geert Booij introduces the
basic methods of morphological analysis and shows how these can be used to
reveal how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different
languages. He then describes the relationship of morphology to syntax,
phonology, and semantics, and shows how the main aspects of grammar
interact to make languages work. He ends by examining the universal
characteristics of morphology. He discusses the ways in which these reflect
the organization of the mind's language faculty and considers whether they
throw light on the way languages change and are learned.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199280428
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199258473
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99