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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 and Society in Early Modern England. Selected Essays 1982-1994.
Written By: Vivian Salmon
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences
Description:

This volume brings together twelve previously published articles, many of them thoroughly revised, highlighting three of Professor Salmon's most productive interests: 1. Surveys of 16th- and 17th-Century Linguistic Scholarship, 2. The Study of Universal and Individual Traits of Language, 3. Language Learning and Language Instruction. The volume also contains a bibliography of Salmon's writings, 1988 - 1996, and is completed by an index of biographical names and an index of subjects and terms.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619613X
ISBN-13: 9781556196133
Pages: 276
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