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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Linguistic Policies and the Survival of Regional Languages in France and Britain
Written By: Anne Judge
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403949832
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Description:

It was traditionally assumed that having a single official language was a
necessary condition for the wellbeing of the state, particularly in France and
Britain. This assumption is now questioned, and the regional languages are
making, in some cases, an impressive comeback. It is the story of their
decline, their survival and, more recently their efforts to re-establish
themselves as effective tools of normal communication which is tackled in
this book. Each language is analyzed in terms of its development from the
earliest times, through its period of decline to present-day efforts at
regeneration.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403949832
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 50