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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: Understanding Syntax
Written By: Maggie Tallerman
Series Title: Understanding Language
Description:

This text provides a complete introduction to the syntax of human languages. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book discusses and illustrates all of the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure. While drawing initial illustrations primarily from English, the book presents extensive additional material from several dozen other languages. Written in an accessible style with many examples and interactive exercises, this book is the perfect choice for anyone approaching this subject for the first time.

This is a Hodder Education title, distributed in the US by Oxford University Press.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340700009
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 60.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340603771
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95