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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: Phrasal and Clausal Architecture
Subtitle: Syntactic derivation and interpretation. In honor of Joseph E. Emonds
Edited By: Simin Karimi
Vida Samiian
Wendy K. Wilkins
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 101
Description:

The present collection includes papers that address a wide range of
syntactic phenomena. In some, the authors discuss such major syntactic
properties as clausal architecture, syntactic labels and derivation, and
the nature of features and their role with respect to movement, agreement,
and event-related constructions. In addition, several papers offer
syntax-based discussions of aspects of acquisition, pedagogy, and
neurolinguistics, addressing issues related to case marking, negation,
thematic relations, and more. Several papers report on new findings
relevant to less commonly investigated languages, and all provide valuable
observations related to natural language syntactic properties, many of
which are universal in their implications. The authors challenge several
aspects of recent syntactic theory, broaden the applicable scope of others,
and introduce important and provocative analyses that bear on current
issues in linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027233659
ISBN-13: 9789027233653
Pages: 432
Prices: U.S. $ 182