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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: First Language Acquisition
Written By: Eve V. Clark
Description:

Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

Babies are not born talking, they learn language, starting immediately from
birth. How does this process take place? When do children master the skills
needed for using language successfully? What stages do they go through as
they learn to understand and talk? Do the languages they learn affect the
way they think? This new edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook
focuses on children’s acquisition of a first language, the stages of
development they go through, and how they use language as they learn. It
reports on recent findings in each area covered, includes a completely new
chapter on the acquisition of two languages and shows how speech to
children differs by social class. Skilfully integrating actual data with
coverage of current theories and debates, it is an essential guide to
studying language acquisition for those working in linguistics,
developmental psychology and cognitive science.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521514134
ISBN-13: 9780521514132
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052173293X
ISBN-13: 9780521732932
Prices: U.K. £ 23.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521514134
ISBN-13: 9780521514132
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052173293X
ISBN-13: 9780521732932
Prices: U.S. $ 42.99