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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: American English
Subtitle: Dialects and Variation, Second Edition
Written By: Walt Wolfram
Natalie Schilling-Estes
Series Title: Language in Society
Description:

This book provides a very readable, up-to-date description of language
variation in American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based
differences. It contains new chapters on social and ethnic dialects,
including a separate chapter on African American English and more
comprehensive discussions of Latino, Native American, Cajun English, and
other varieties. It includes samples from a wider array of US regions,
features updated chapters as well as pedagogy such as new exercises, a
phonetic symbols key, and a section on the notion of speech community.

The book is accessibly written for the wide variety of students that enroll
in a course on dialects, ranging from students with no background in
linguistics to those who may wish to specialize in sociolinguistics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405112654
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 71.95
U.K. £ 60.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405112662
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 36.95
U.K. £ 19.99