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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: Language Through the Looking Glass: Exploring Language and Linguistics
Written By: Marina Yaguello
Translated By: Trevor A Harris
Description:

What can wordplay--as understood in the broadest sense--teach us about language, its functions, characteristics, structure, and workings? Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Yanguello takes the reader on a vivid and unconventional voyage into the world(s) of language, charting the major themes of linguistics along the way. This is an entertaining and original introduction to the nature of language that will appeal to students and teachers alike.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198700059
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $16.95

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198700067
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184 p
Prices: $49.95