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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 Learning Brain
Subtitle: Lessons for Education
Written By: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Uta Frith
Description:

In this groundbreaking book, two leading authorities in the field review
what we really know about how and when the brain learns, and consider the
implications of this knowledge for educational policy and practice.

-pioneering book in emerging field from two leading authorities;
-reviews in an accessible style what we know about how and when the brain
learns;
-draws out the implications of this knowledge for educational policy and
practice;
-covers studies on learning during the whole of development, including
adulthood;
-looks at what we can learn from brain research about children with learning
difficulties, and how this can inform remedial education.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405106220
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95
U.K. £ 50.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405124016
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95
U.K. £ 16.99