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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: The Developing Language Learner
Subtitle: An Introduction to Exploratory Practice
Written By: Dick Allwright
Judith Hanks
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=274913
Series Title: Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Description:

If we want to treat learners as practitioners of learning, alongside
teachers as practitioners of teaching, and therefore capable of reaping the
developmental benefits of practitioner research, how can we best proceed?
For Allwright and Hanks the answer lies in Exploratory Practice – an
inclusive form of practitioner research developed largely in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, and in Lancaster, England, that enables both learners and
teachers to develop their own understandings of their learning and teaching
lives.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403985324
ISBN-13: 9781403985323
Pages: 328
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99