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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: Literacy, Lives and Learning
Written By: David Barton
Roz Ivanic
Yvon Appleby
Rachel Hodge
Series Title: Literacies
Description:

Demonstrating what it is like to be an adult learner in today’s world, this
book focuses on language, literacy and numeracy learning. The authors
explore the complex relationship between learning and adults’ lives,
following a wide range of individual students in various formal learning
situations, from college environments to a young homeless project, and a
drug support and aftercare centre.

The study is rooted in a social practices approach and examines how
people’s lives shape their learning. Themes addressed range from: how
literacy is learned through participation and how barriers such as violence
and ill-health impact on people’s lives. Based on a major research project
and detailed, reflexive and collaborative methodology, the book describes a
coherent strategy of communication and impact which will have a direct
effect on policy and practice.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415424860
ISBN-13: 9780415424868
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95
U.S. $ 145.00