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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: How to Analyse Talk in Institutional Settings
Edited By: Alec McHoul
Mark Rapley
Description:

Three approaches to analysing institutional talk are introduced by internationally-recognised experts: Conversation Analysis, Discursive
Psychology and Critical Discourse Analysis. Then the main section of the book ("Applications") illustrates these approaches by taking the reader through the process of analysis by turning to such matters as how pilots talk in aircraft cockpits, how computer helpdesks work and how political speeches are constructed. Finally, the book opens up some theoretical and methodological controversies that occupy practitioners today. In this way, readers are introduced to the most recent ways of seeing how talk is critical to making the modern world work.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826454631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: GBP 60.00/USD99.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 082645464X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: GBP 16.99/USD 24.95