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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: English in Medicine
Subtitle: A Course in Communication Skills
Written By: Eric H. Glendinning
Beverly Holmström
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521606667
Description:

English in Medicine is a course for doctors, medical students and other
medical professionals who need to communicate with patients and medical
colleagues. The course is at an intermediate level and does not require
specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher. Each of the seven units
focuses on one area of doctor-patient communication, from history taking
and examination to diagnosis and treatment. The course develops all four
skills through a wide variety of activities. The third edition is now in
full colour and has been updated to take account of developments in
medicine and the impact of new information technology.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521606667
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 156
Prices: U.K. £ 15.40
U.S. $ 24.00