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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 Earliest English
Subtitle: An Introduction to Old English Language
Written By: Christopher B. McCully
Sharon Hilles
Series Title: Learning About Language
Description:

Using non-technical language 'The Earliest English' provides a
comprehensive introduction to the evolution of Old English Language and
Literature for introductory students of English Language and Linguistics.

In eight carefully structured units, the authors show how the vocabulary of
Old English contains many items familiar to us today; how its
characteristic poetic form is based on a beautiful and intricate
simplicity; how its patterns of word building and inflectional structure
are paralleled in several present day languages and how and why the English
language and its literature continued to change so that by the mid 12th
century the English language looks more like the 'English' that we are
familiar with today.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English, Old
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582404746
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99