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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: Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: J. K. Chambers
Series Title: Language in Society
Description:

*NEW EDITION*
Since the inception of sociolinguistics more than three decades ago, the correlation of dependent linguistic variables with independent social variables has provided the theoretical core of the discipline.
Chambers reviews the essential findings of Henrietta
Cedegren, William Labov, Lesley Milroy and James
Milroy, David Sankoff, Gillian Sankoff, Peter Trudgill,
Walt Wolfram, and many others, and puts them into context both with the work of the numerous linguists who have followed their lead and with their intellectual forbears from Wilhelm von Humboldt and Louis
Gauchat to Edward Sapir.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631228810
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: 66.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631228829
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: 33.95