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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 Images - The Grammar of Visual Design
Written By: Gunther Kress
Theo van Leeuwen
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Reading Images provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples--children's drawings, textbook illustrations, photojournalism, advertising images and fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms--the authors demonstrate the differences and the similarities between the grammar of language and that of visual culture. As we move from a culture dominated by language to one in which visual literacy becomes increasingly important, this book provides an invaluable ``tool-kit'' for reading images.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415105994
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 312
Prices: $74.95