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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Dialect Change
Subtitle: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages
Edited By: Peter Auer
Frans Hinskens
Paul Kerswill
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

With dialects constantly changing and mobility increasing in recent years,
it has become difficult to distinguish between such local accents as one
from London or Reading, Bonn or Cologne. This book's authoritative
contributors cover all aspects of recent dialect change, in particular,
dialect convergence and divergence. Each commissioned chapter, based on
original research, provides an overview of a particular issue and presents
case studies to illustrate points raised.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052107066X
ISBN-13: 9780521070669
Prices: U.K. £ 27.99
U.S. $ 52.00