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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: Understanding Child Language Acquisition
Written By: David M. Singleton
Lisa Ryan
Description:

How children acquire their first language is of great interest to linguists
because it may give insight into the nature of language. "Understanding
Child Language Acquisition" offers an accessible introduction to first
language acquisition for undergraduates and takes a cross-linguistic,
typological slant that is particularly relevant and desirable in language
acquisition studies.

Published by Hodder Education, distributed in the US by Oxford University Press.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340908076
ISBN-13: 9780340908075
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 35.95