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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: Kanzi's Primal Language
Subtitle: The Cultural Initiation of Primates into Language
Written By: Pär Segerdahl
William Fields
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Description:

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's work on the language capabilities of the bonobo Kanzi
has intrigued the world because of its far-reaching implications for
understanding the evolution of the human language. This book takes the
reader behind the scenes of the filmed language tests. It argues that while
the tests prove that Kanzi has language, the even more remarkable manner in
which he originally acquired it - spontaneously, in a culture shared with
humans - calls for a re-thinking of language, emphasizing its primal
cultural dimensions.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403996040
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00