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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

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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: On the History of Grammar among the Arabs
Written By: Ingaz Goldziher
Description:

This essay, originally published in Hungarian in 1878 by one of the founders and great masters of Islamic studies in Europe, examines the origin and early history of Arabic grammar and some features of its later development with special regard to cultural historical aspects. Goldhizer's comprehensive approach weaves a whole system, connecting with other fields of Islamic culture and science, and so is of interest not only to Arabic linguists, but also historians of general linguistics and of Islam. The work has not been supplanted, nor become outdated. The original text is here supplemented with amendments and explanations. Also added are a comprehensive and updated bibliography, and appendix with original texts and two indices.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196091
ISBN-13: 9781556196096
Pages: 153
Prices: U.S. $ 142
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027245606
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