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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: Descriptive English Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Paul G. Meyer
Series Title: narr studienb├╝cher
Description:

This introduction to linguistics is especially designed for students of
English with a German-speaking background. It concentrates on the
traditional core areas of linguistics, without neglecting interdisciplinary
and applied branches. For this 4th, revised edition all chapters were
updated and supplemented with historical content, and a chapter on the
history of the English language was added. New: the comprehensive
online-glossary and online-exercises.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823364009
Pages: 375
Prices: Europe EURO 22.90