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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: Conrad, Language, and Narrative
Written By: Michael Greaney
Description:

In this re-evaluation of the writings of Joseph Conrad, Michael
Greaney places language and narrative at the heart of his literary
achievement. As a trilingual Polish expatriate, Conrad brought a formidable
linguistic self-consciousness to the English novel and tensions between
speech and writing are the defining obsessions of his career. Greaney
examines a wide range of Conrad's work, combining recent critical
approaches to language in post-structuralism with an impressive command of
linguistic theory.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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