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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: Ignorance of Language
Written By: Michael Devitt
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199250967
Description:

The Chomskian revolution in linguistics gave rise to a new orthodoxy about
mind and language. Michael Devitt throws down a provocative challenge to
that orthodoxy. What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic
intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is
there a 'language faculty'? These questions are crucial to our developing
understanding of ourselves; Michael Devitt offers refreshingly original
answers.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Psycholinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199250960
ISBN-13: 9780199250967
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 32.00