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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: Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora Volume 2
Subtitle: Diachronic Databases
Edited By: Joan C. Beal
Karen P Corrigan
Hermann L. Moisl
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=269934
Description:

A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the
WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the
standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data.
Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital
data available - especially that which one might describe as
'unconventional', namely, the fragmentary texts and voices left to us as
accidents of history. Advances in technology have enabled the collection
and organisation of such data sets into a growing number of user-friendly
electronic corpora. The latter have the potential to offer new insights
into linguistic universals, for instance, since they allow, for the first
time, rapid and systematic comparisons across genres as well as social,
temporal and geographical space. This book provides state-of-the-art
methods and guidelines for creating and digitising these resources taking
full advantage of the dramatic recent improvements in computing and
analytical tools.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403943672
ISBN-13: 9781403943675
Pages: 50.00