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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: Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena
Written By: Markus Egg
Series Title: Studies in Computational Linguistics
Description:

Deriving the correct meaning of such colloquial expressions as "I am parked
out back" requires a unique interaction of knowledge about the world with a
person's natural language tools, e.g., "I have a car that is parked in the
back," and not the wrong literal one. In this volume, Markus Egg examines
how natural language rules and world knowledge work together to produce
correct understandings of expressions that cannot be fully understood
through literal reading. An in-depth and exciting work on semantics and
natural language, this volume will be essential reading for scholars in
computational linguistics.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575865017
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 270
Prices: U.K. £ 44.50
U.S. $ 70.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575865025
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Pages: 270
Prices: U.S. $ 27.50
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