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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: Ethnologue: Complete Set including Volumes 1, 2 and CD-ROM, 14th Edition
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Includes 14 edition of Ethnologue Volume 1: Languages of the World, Ethnologue Volume 2: Maps and Indexes, and the CD-ROM.

Volume 1 lists languages alphabetically by primary name under the country of the main population. It includes available alternate names, dialects, number of speakers, multilingualism, and other demographic and sociolinguistic information. It is a valuable resource for linguists, educators, international assistance agencies, government agencies, and anyone interested in endangered languages and complex language situations of the world.

Volume 2 gives over 41,000 alternate and main names in alphabetical order and lists language names by language family relationships in language tree arrangements, making it possible to cross-reference names with volume 1. It presents linguistic groupings from largest to smallest.

CD-ROM contains the following:

164 language maps
109 language family trees
345 overviews of language situations by country/territory
851 bibliographic references
6,809 language descriptions
41,791 alternate names and dialect names
78,381 hypertext cross-references

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556711069
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.S. $ $80.00