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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: A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics
Subtitle: Fifth Edition
Written By: David Crystal
Description:

Completely revised and updated in its fifth edition, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is the standard single-volume reference for its field.

The fifth edition incorporates new words or senses that have developed in linguistics during the past 5 years, based on recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics and sociolinguistics. The dictionary now includes more than 5,000 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries. The layout has been modified to increase the effectiveness of cross-referencing, all abbreviations have been included in a separate table at the end of the book, and a separate table of symbols has been added.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 063122663X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 536
Prices: U.S. $ 64.95
U.K. £ 60.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631226648
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 536
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95
U.K. £ 19.99