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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: Spoken English, TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: Challenges for Theory and Practice
Edited By: Rebecca Hughes
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=305766
Description:

'...the book provides a set of accessible, issues-driven discussions of the
"state of the art" in spoken language research and practice. It thus has
something to offer researchers and practitioners working in a wide range of
professional contexts.' - The Linguist

A collection of cutting-edge studies on spoken language and applied
linguistics provided by leading scholars in the field, this volume combines
lively, and at times challenging, theoretical debates with discussion of a
more classroom-based nature. It takes the reader through questions of
international English, ideology and attitudes to the spoken form, issues of
prosody and conversational norms, spoken language in the ELT classroom and
key questions in assessing the spoken form.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0230217044
ISBN-13: 9780230217041
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99