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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: Interpreting Studies Reader
Edited By: Franz Poechhacker
Miriam N. Shlesinger
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The Interpreting Studies Reader is a comprehensive guide to the growing area of interpreting studies. Spanning the multiple and diverse approaches to interpreting, including conference, court and sign-language interpreting, this reader collects the seminal articles in the field and places them in their thematic and social contexts. This book is an authoritative and up-to-date overview of interpreting studies and the new directions the subject is taking in the twenty-first century. Features include an introductory essay reviewing the evolution of interpreting studies, organization into seven thematic sections-each with an editors' introduction, a comprehensive bibliography and suggestions for further reading. From interpretation in antiquity to projections about the future of the field, this guide will have every essay a student, researcher or practitioner could need.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415224780
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: 29.95