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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: Global Literacies and the World Wide Web
Edited By: Gail E Hawisher
Cynthia L. Selfe
Description:

A critical examination of the new online literacy practices, this book provides a fascinating look at how they are determined by national, cultural and educational contexts. Hawisher and Selfe have brought together scholars from around the world, including Hungary, Australia, Palau, Cuba and the United States, in an illuminating examination of online practices in their specific culture. A lively and original challenge to conventional notions of the relationship between literacy and technology, this book celebrates the dynamic capacity of these new self-defined literacy communities with their continuing redefinition of ethnicity and differences.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Academic Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415189411
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376 p
Prices: $90.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041518942X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376 p
Prices: $24.99