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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: Research and Practice in Professional Discourse
Edited By: Christopher N. Candlin
Description:

This book offers a broad overview of research and practice in professional
discourse. Major developments and future directions based on current
strengths are highlighted.

In view of the growing interest in investigating professional discourse as
a multidisciplinary activity, this volume explores key issues in three
areas: (I) Research Prospects, (II) Models and Practices, and (III)
Contexts and Actions. Research and applications in these areas are diverse.
They include communication skills, professional writing and rhetoric,
socio-historicial development of genres, organizational discourse,
socio-critical perspectives on the use of language in institutionalized and
workplace contexts. Special areas of focus are: medicine and healthcare,
legal practice, business communication, mass media, academic writing and
research.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: City University of Hong Kong Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9629370719
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 736
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