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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: Romani: A Linguistic Introduction
Written By: Yaron Matras
Description:

Romani is a language of Indo-Aryan origin which is spoken in Europe by the
people known as "Gypsies"--who usually refer to themselves as
Rom. There are more than 3.5 million speakers, and their language has
attracted increasing interest from scholars as well as language planners in
governments and other organizations during the past ten years. This book is
the first comprehensive overview in English of
Romani, its structure, history, typology and dialects. It will provide an
indispensable reference work for all interested in this fascinating language.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Romani
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