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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

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Title: Social Lives in Language - Sociolinguistics and multilingual speech communities
Subtitle: Celebrating the work of Gillian Sankoff
Edited By: Miriam Meyerhoff
Naomi G. Nagy
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact%2024
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 24
Description:

This volume offers a synthetic approach to language variation and language
ideologies in multilingual communities. Although the vast majority of the
world's speech communities are multilingual, much of sociolinguistics
ignores this internal diversity. This volume fills this gap, investigating
social and linguistic dimensions of variation and change in multilingual
communities. Drawing on research in a wide range of countries (Canada, USA,
South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), it
explores: connections between the fields of creolistics, language/dialect
contact, and language acquisition; how the study of variation and change,
particularly in cases of additive bilingualism, is central to understanding
social and linguistic issues in multilingual communities; how changing
language ideologies and changing demographics influence language choice
and/or language policy, and the pivotal place of multilingualism in
enacting social power and authority, and a rich array of new empirical
findings on the dynamics of multilingual speech communities.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218633
ISBN-13: 9789027218636
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
 
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ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027290755
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00