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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: What is This Thing Called Language?
Written By: David Nunan
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=0230008488
Description:

Language defines us as human beings. Despite this it remains an
inaccessible, even mysterious phenomenon to most of us. This book is a
lively and accessible introduction to the study of language by the world
renowned linguist David Nunan. Drawing on a wide range of anecdotes and
stories from personal experience, Nunan offers a thought-provoking and
entertaining way into the basics of language study. The book is framed with
student-friendly features including questions, further reading and a glossary
of linguistic terminology and key linguists.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0230008488
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 12.99