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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: Two Languages at Work: Bilingual Life on the Production Floor
Written By: Tara Goldstein
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language 74
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This is an exciting new ethnography about language use, identity, and economic survival and mobility in a Canadian manufacturing factory. Inquiring into the meaning of languages for Portuguese immigrant workers, Goldstein explores the questions of why workers do or do not learn official languages of their host countries, why workers do or do not maintain their mother tongues, and why workers are or are not able to exploit their linguistic resources in local labour markets. By examining the context of second language learning in a new way, Goldstein challenges researchers and teachers to re-examine assumptions about how to best help students in the process of learning a second language.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110150581
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 276
Prices: US$ 141.00