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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 Survey Reference Guide
Written By: Joseph E. Grimes
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
Description:

This reference guide is not a textbook on language surveys, but rather a
no-frills compendium of techniques that have a good track record as tested
in the field -- a reminder, if you like. It assumes that the reader
already knows a fair amount of linguistics, including how to do field work,
and has studied language survey techniques. It also assumes that he or she
is not averse to expressing things with numbers and diagrams when that
gives a clearer picture of a situation than words alone might.

Each section of the guide deals with one kind of survey activity -- the
reason for it, the situations where it is worth using, the kind of team it
takes to do it, preparation, text construction, appropriate sampling, test
administration techniques, scoring, interpretation, and ways to visualize
the results. The most useful readings are listed at the end of each
section -- again, not a full bibliography, but a working list.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0883126095
ISBN-13: 9780883126097
Pages: 87
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