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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 Current State of Interlanguage. Studies in honor of William E. Rutherford
Edited By: Lynn Eubank
Michael B. Smith
Larry Selinker
Description:

This state-of-the-art volume presents an outstanding collection of 22 studies on current issues facing research in second-language acquisition (SLA). The topics covered range from the role of universals at various levels of second-language (L2) knowledge; the way that linguistic knowledge is represented by L2 learners; the changing nature of linguistic theory itself; and the definition of usage phenomena like style shifting and code switching. The introduction is a concise yet detailed overview of research in the field over the past 10 years, and focuses on the present growing consensus on a number of issues that were at one point highly controversial.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195060
ISBN-13: 9781556195068
Pages: 301
Prices: U.S. $ 155
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027221529
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Pages: 301
Prices: Hfl.100