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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: Australian Languages
Subtitle: Their Nature and Development
Written By: R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521473780
Series Title: Cambridge Language Surveys
Description:

Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years,
speaking about 250 languages. Through examination of published and
unpublished materials on each of the individual languages, Dixon surveys
the ways in which the languages vary typologically and presents a profile
of this long-established linguistic area. The areal distribution of most
features is illustrated with more than 30 maps and an index of languages
and language groups is provided.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Australian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521473780
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 776
Prices: U.S. $ 95.00
U.K. £ 70.00