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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: Exploring Spoken English
Written By: Ronald Carter
Michael McCarthy
Description:

Exploring Spoken English is a practical guide to the features of natural
spoken English, designed for teachers and advanced learners of English for
use in groups and for self-study.The material consists of 20 varied
extracts of authentic spoken English drawn from the Cambridge University
Press and University of Nottingham corpus of spoken English. All the
extracts are on an accompanying cassette.Each unit contains an activity for
the reader and a line-by-line commentary offerin g new insights into
grammar, vocabulary and discourse patterns in the text.The accompanying
cassette contains all the extracts, some re-recorded for the purposes of
clarity.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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