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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 Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 2: Gender and Discourse
Edited By: Jenny Cheshire
Peter Trudgill
Description:

Volume 2 of this two-volume text looks first at patterns of language
variation, how gender identities are accomplished through language, and the
importance of gender in accounting for language behavior. It goes on to
examine sociolinguistic issues surrounding discourse, with reference to the
communication of affective meaning, conversational routines,
grammaticalization and language change, intertextuality, and cross-cultural
discourse patterns and their social implications.

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Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0340691824
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Pages: 416pp
Prices: AUS $ $85.00

 
 
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ISBN: 034069999X
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Pages: 416pp
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