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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: Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency
Edited By: Betty Lou Leaver
Boris Shekhtman
Description:

This book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the leap
from "advanced" or "superior" proficiency in a foreign language to
"near-native" ability. While there are an abundance of publications on
classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction, almost
nothing exists about the transition, which is vital for those who intend to
use foreign languages in high-level arenas. Compiled by leading
practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, the book fills the
gap for those developing programs at the "advanced to distinguished" level.

Contributors:
Richard Brecht, Betty Lou Leaver, Boris Shekhtman, Claudia Angelelli,
Christian Degueldre, Cornelius Kubler, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Elena
Ovtcharenko, Natalia Lord, Tim Caudery, Olga Kagan, Zita Dabars, Madeline
Ehrman, Catherine W. Ingold, Heidi Byrnes, Elsaid Badawi, Sabine Atwell

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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