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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: Language Matters
Written By: Laurie Bauer
Janet Holmes
Paul Warren
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403936285
Description:

This book provides a non-technical introduction to the study of language.
The core areas of language study are approached by focusing on questions
such as: Where does language come from? Why don't we all talk the same? Who
needs grammar? Pitched at a level which is suitable for students with no
experience of linguistics, this lively introduction to language approaches
will encourage students to think.


'Immensely informative and enjoyable.' - Ian Hancock, Professor of
Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, USA

'An excellent resource.' - April McMahon, Professor of English Language,
University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review: Read the review
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403936285
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99