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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: Trinidad and Tobago
Written By: Lise S. Winer
Description:

A complete description of the English and English Creole of these two islands which includes detailed descriptions of the historical background, the sound system, grammar and vocabulary, speech styles, social and linguistic interaction of Creole and English, and implications for education and spelling.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Creole English, Tobagonian
Creole English, Trinidadian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556194404
ISBN-13: 9781556194405
Prices: U.S. $ 128