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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: Handbook of Bilingualism
Subtitle: Psycholinguistic Approaches
Edited By: Judith F. Kroll
Annette M. B. De Groot
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0195151771
Description:

How is language acquired when infants are exposed to multiple language
input from birth and when adults are required to learn a second language
after early childhood? How do adult bilinguals comprehend and produce words and
sentences when their two languages are potentially always active and in
competition with one another? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie
proficient bilingualism? What are the general consequences of bilingualism
for cognition and for language and thought? This handbook will be essential
reading for cognitive psychologists, linguists, applied linguists, and
educators who wish to better understand the cognitive basis of bilingualism
and the logic of experimental and formal approaches to language science.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195151771
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 608
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