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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: Pragmatics and Grammar
Written By: Mira Ariel
Description:

When using language, many aspects of our messages are left implicit in what
we say. While grammar is responsible for what we express explicitly,
pragmatics explains how we infer additional meanings. The problem is that
it is not always a trivial matter to decide which of the meanings conveyed
is explicit (grammatical) and which implicit (pragmatic). Pragmatics and
Grammar lays out a methodology for students and scholars to distinguish
between the two. It explains how and why grammar and pragmatics combine
together in natural discourse, and how pragmatic uses become grammatical in
time.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521559944
ISBN-13: 9780521559942
Prices: U.K. £ 23.99
U.S. $ 45.00