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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 Origins of Meaning
Subtitle: Language in the Light of Evolution
Written By: James R. Hurford
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199207855
Description:

In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language
in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at the origins of
meaning and of its expression in language and reviews a mass of evidence to
uncover the evolutionary path between the non-speaking minds of apes and
our own speaking minds. This is a landmark contribution to the
understanding of linguistic and thinking processes, and the fullest account
yet published of the evolution of language and communication.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199207852
ISBN-13: 9780199207855
Pages: 408
Prices: U.K. £ 20.00