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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: Language, Power and Identity Politics
Edited By: Máiréad Nic Craith
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=275225
Description:

The contributors to this book explore the significance of language in
articulating and maintaining identity in the context of power relations at
all levels in society. As globalization gains momentum, and new
technologies emerge, concepts of power and information are reshaped and the
role of language changes. Contributions examine the importance of English
as an indicator of power and influence in global contexts. The authors also
focus on the new transnational context for minority language activists
within the EU. Such benefits have not been extended to speakers of
immigrant languages as the principle of indigeneity continues to remain
central to language policy. Different mother tongues divide migrant and
indigenous populations but relations can be vastly improved with structures
reinforcing intercultural communication. Language can also act as boundary
between peoples of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds and the final
contribution explores changing concepts in the wake of 9/11 and the
subsequent 'war on terror'.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403988188
ISBN-13: 9781403988188
Pages: 410
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00