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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: Beginning Old English
Written By: Carole A. Hough
John Corbett
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403993491
Description:

This is a simple introduction to Old English for students with little or no
linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Beginning Old
English focuses on the explanation and demonstration of how the language
works, using accessible illustrations from simplified Old English texts and
showing how many features of present-day English have their roots in this
stage of the language. It also includes long extracts from popular Old
English works for use in the classroom.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403993491
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403993505
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99