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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: The Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition
Edited By: Michel Aurnague
Maya Hickmann
Laure Vieu
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 20
Description:

Despite a growing interest for space in language, most research has focused
on spatial markers specifying the static or dynamic relationships among
entities (verbs, prepositions, postpositions, case markings'). Little
attention has been paid to the very properties of spatial entities, their
status in linguistic descriptions, and their implications for spatial
cognition and its development in children. This topic is at the center of
this book, that opens a new field by sketching some major theoretical and
methodological directions for future research on spatial entities. Brought
together linguistic descriptions of spatial systems, formal accounts of
linguistic data, and experimental findings from psycholinguistic studies,
all couched within a wide cross-linguistic perspective. Such an
interdisciplinary approach provides a rich overview of the many questions
that remain unanswered in relation to spatial entities, while also throwing
a new light on previous research focusing on related topics concerning
space and/or the relation between language and cognition.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223742
ISBN-13: 9789027223746
Pages: 379
Prices: U.S. $ 162