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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: Reading Work
Subtitle: Literacies in the New Workplace
Written By: Mary Ellen Belfiore
Tracy A. Defoe
Sue Folinsbee
Judy Hunter
Nancy S. Jackson
Description:

This book explores changing understandings of literacy and its place in
contemporary workplace settings. By taking a social perspective, it
challenges traditional thinking about workplace literacy as functional
skills, and enables readers to see the complexity of literacy practices and
their embeddedness in culture, knowledge, and action. A mixture of
ethnographic studies, analysis, and personal reflections makes these ideas
accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers in the fields of adult
literacy and language education and helps to bridge the divide between
theory and practice in the field of workplace education.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805846212
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805846220
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 34.50