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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: Lexicography and Physicke: The Record of Sixteenth-Century English Medical Terminology
Written By: Roderick William McConchie
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology
Description:

Medical practitioners of the sixteenth century had their own body of special terms, just like the doctors of this century. McConchie here examines medical terminology used in a selection of thirteen medical works published between 1530 and 1612, and compares it with the treatment of these words in the OED and other dictionaries of today. His study reveals errors, omissions, and biases that raise important questions for lexicographical tools in general.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198236301
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 464pp
Prices: $100.00