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

By David Crystal

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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: Language Contact and Contact Languages
Edited By: Peter Siemund
Noemi Kintana
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HSM%207
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 7
Description:

This new volume on language contact and contact languages presents
cutting-edge research by distinguished scholars in the field as well as by
highly talented newcomers. It has two principal aims: to analyze language
contact from different perspectives - notably those of language typology,
diachronic linguistics, language acquisition and translation studies; and
to describe, explain, and elaborate on universal constraints on language
contact. The individual chapters offer systematic comparisons of a wealth
of contact situations and the book as a whole makes a valuable contribution
to deepening our understanding of contact-induced language change. With its
broad approach, this work will be welcomed by scholars of many different
persuasions.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027219273
ISBN-13: 9789027219275
Prices: Europe EURO 75.00
U.S. $ 113.00