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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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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: Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved And Where It's Heading
Written By: Naomi S Baron
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Highly Commended in the English-Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh's English Language Award 2000, Alphabet to Email is now available in paperback. In this book, Naomi Baron examines the history of written English, the impact of the digital age on it, and the implications for its future. In the fast moving world of email, spelling and punctuation take a back seat to content that is more like spoken conversations than anything else. Permanence and formality are becoming disposable anachronisms of written English. Baron proclaims, we are not powerless to affect these changes.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415186862
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
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