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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: A Dictionary of English Affixes
Subtitle: Their function and meaning
Written By: Gabriele Stein
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in English Linguistics 12
Description:

A student's dictionary of English confronts the learner with more than
50,000 words– an intimidating prospect. The present book shows that a few
hundred word elements occur over and over again (affixes for instance like
-ation, bio-, de-, -ize, -less, un-). Learning these– their individual
meaning and how they combine– is a gigantic step towards understanding the
many thousands of complex words of which they form a part. So a lexical
item like 'bidirectionally' will easily be analysed and processed as a
combination of bi-direct-ion-al-ly, 'in two directions'. The inclusion and
clear differentiation of affix synonyms and antonyms completes this new and
systematic lexical treatment. A Dictionary of English Affixes thus
constitutes a unique linguistic tool for vocabulary expansion as well as
text comprehension and analysis.

But in addition, the book will have a quite distinct and separate
application in automated language processing.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783895863875
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 190
Prices: Europe EURO 88.00