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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: Discovering Language
Subtitle: The Structure of Modern English
Written By: Lesley Jeffries
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403912610
Series Title: Perspectives on the English Language
Description:

'Discover Language' provides students with the basic descriptive knowledge
they are required to master before moving on to more advanced study.
Organized under thematic headings, which are thoroughly cross-referenced,
the book enables students and teachers to use it either as a course text or
to help with individual aspects of language. Each section includes an
introduction, worked examples, 'in context' sections relating the topic to
real text examples, suggestions for further reading and analysis and summary.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403912610
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 45

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403912629
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99