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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: Studying Language
Subtitle: English in Action
Written By: Urszula Clark
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=140392208X
Series Title: Perspectives on the English Language
Description:

Studying Language introduces key ideas and current critical debates about
how English functions within its social and cultural contexts, and provides
practical examples and guidance on how to approach further work in these
areas. It introduces core topics of language study; language variation,
pragmatics, stylistics, critical discourse analysis, language and gender and
language and education. Each chapter includes case studies providing
worked analysis of sample texts, suggestions for further project work and an
annotated further reading section.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140392208X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 220
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99