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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 University Course in English Grammar
Written By: Angela Downing
Philip Locke
Description:

This comprehensive up-to-date descriptive grammar is a complete course for first degree and post-graduate students of English as a Foreign Language. It is also suitable as a background course for literature and discourse studies, since grammatical usage is illustrated with authentic texts, many of them from literary sources.
Originally published by Prentice Hall in 1992, this text is now readily available world-wide from Routledge. Features include:
*chapters divided into modules of class-length material
*literary and other authentic texts and transcriptions contextualise structure
*clear chapter and module summaries enabling efficient teacher preparation and student revision
*tasks for individual study at the end of each chapter
*answer key to tasks
*comprehensive index.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041528810X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 640
Prices: 27.95