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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: Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics
Written By: Bhadumod Bussmann
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A team of over 30 linguists come together for the Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics, forming the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. Clear and concise definitions of key terminology, concepts and themes are complemented by extensive cross-references to synonyms and related terms, salient English-language examples and detailed bibliographies. For ease of use, the book also contains maps indicating the distribution of languages and a cumulative bibliography containing hundreds of references.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415022258
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 560
Prices: $99.00