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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: Discourse, Technology and Change
Written By: Brenton Faber
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

'Discourse, Technology and Change' presents a detailed analysis of
discourses that initiate, enable, and stabilise social change in
organizational contexts. The book examines the function of written
discourse within this setting to examine the dynamic relationships between
writing, technology, and socio-cultural change. Focusing on everyday texts
used to create technical and social change, the book offers a detailed
study of the intersections of discourse, technology and persuasion
illustrated through an empirical case study of technological change in an
academic institution. The book seriously engages the claim that texts
dually construct and reflect social networks and social action. Working at
both the micro and macro textual level, the book examines the functions of
change discourse providing a framework for understanding how change is
constituted within social networks. This cutting-edge monograph will be of
interest to academics researching discourse analysis and applied linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826494846
ISBN-13: 9780826494849
Pages: 216
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00