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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: Multilingual Europe: Reflections on Language and Identity
Edited By: Jane Warren
Heather Merle Benbow
Description:

As Europe continues to expand and integrate through the European Union, it
faces the challenge of ever increasing multilingual and multicultural
contact, within and across its borders. This volume presents recent
research on European language policy, language contact and multiculturalism
that explores how Europe is meeting this challenge. Inspired by
intersections and conflicts in language and cultural identity in Europe,
the volume transcends disciplinary boundaries by enhancing sociolinguistic
research with chapters on cultural identity and language in contemporary
European cinema. The book considers the relationships between language and
cultural identity in Europe at a time of increasing multicultural
complexity, with contributions on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine, and the linguistic and imaginative
spaces between and beyond. The volume highlights the ongoing significance
of language and identity for an expanding Europe, and the ways in which
situations of linguistic hybridity, interlocution and language contact
continue to define Europe and its others.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847188346
ISBN-13: 9781847188342
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 34.99