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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: Sociolinguistic Variation
Subtitle: Theories, Methods, and Applications
Edited By: Robert Bayley
Ceil Lucas
Description:

Why does human language vary from one person, or one group, to another? In
what ways does it vary? How do linguists go about studying variation in,
say, the sound system or the sentence structure of a particular language?
Why is the study of language variation important outside the academic
world, in say education, the law, employment or housing? This book provides
an overview of these questions, bringing together a team of experts to
survey key areas within the study of language variation and language
change. Covering both the range of methods used to research variation in
language, and the applications of such research to a variety of social
contexts, it is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in
sociolinguistics, communication, linguistic anthropology and applied
linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521871271
ISBN-13: 9780521871273
Pages: 424
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00
U.S. $ 105.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521691818
ISBN-13: 9780521691819
Pages: 422
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 37.99