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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: Writings in General Linguistics
Written By: Ferdinand de Saussure
Translated By: Carol Sanders
Matthew Pires
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199261444
Description:

The first publication of the manuscript on general linguistics by Ferdinand
Saussure which in the form of his students' lecture notes helped shape the
thought of the twentieth century and which lay undiscovered in a Geneva
summerhouse for eighty years. The new work throws fresh light on central
aspects of Saussure's thought, including his famous oppositions between
form and meaning, the sign and what is signified, and language (langue) and
its performance (parole).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019926144X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00
U.S. $ 55.00