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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 Historical Metrics
Edited By: J. J. Anderson
Description:

This volume identifies historical metrics as an important discipline within
English studies and raises significant questions about the composition and
transmission of early English verse. The chronological range of the book
covers the Old English to the pre-Renaissance periods, while its
theoretical range is multidisciplinary. The keynote introduction by Thomas
Cable identifies major current issues within the field. The work concludes
with an extensive and up-to-date bibliography which includes linguistics,
philological and text-critical work. The distinguished team of contributors
includes: Russom, McCully, and Obst (focusing on Old English, with a
conspectus by Stockwell); Minkova (on the Ormulum and early Middle
English); Borroff, Matonis, and Osberg (Middle English verse); Bunt and
Duggan (editing and Middle English metrics); and Duffell and Youmans (the
origin and structure of the Chaucerian long line).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521026288
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 269
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U.K. £ 21.99