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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: Thinking About Language
Subtitle: Theories of English
Written By: Siobhan Chapman
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403922020
Series Title: Perspectives on the English Language
Description:

Thinking About Language considers the ideas and theories underpinning
language study. It encourages students to begin thinking about ways of
seeing language and introduces past debates and current disputes on the way
that human language works. The book offers a balance between theory and
application and provides an interesting and accessible introduction to the
history of linguistic theory, the variety of different theoretical
approaches to language study and to the current state of the subject.


'The goal of this volume is to provide an introduction to a number of
conceptual and philosophical issues surrounding the nature and study of
language. The book is wonderfully clear and engaging, and deserves a place
in every undergraduate curriculum.' - Geoffrey Poole, School of English
Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Newcastle, UK

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403922020
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 45

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403922039
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99