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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: The Art of English
Subtitle: Everyday Creativity
Edited By: Janet Maybin
Joan Swann
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403985596
Description:

The volume provides a critical examination of ideas about everyday
creativity, introducing a variety of approaches to its study. It explores
an argument that has become influential within English language studies -
that speakers and writers routinely use language creatively, and that there
is some continuity between such everyday creativity and literary language.
Chapters examine poetic language, narrative and performance in everyday
conversation, along with a range of written genres (from graffiti and text
messages to online chat).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403985596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99