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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."


Book Information

   

Title: Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Andrew Radford
Martin Atkinson
David Britain
Harald Clahsen
Andrew Spencer
Series Title: 2nd Edition
Description:

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

Written by a team based at one of the world's leading centers for
linguistic teaching and research, the second edition of this highly
successful textbook offers a unified approach to language, viewed from a
range of perspectives essential for students' understanding of the subject.

Using clear explanations throughout, the book is divided into three main
sections: sounds, words, and sentences. In each, the foundational concepts
are introduced, along with their application to the fields of child
language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language disorders, and
sociolinguistics, giving the book a unique yet simple structure that helps
students to engage with the subject more easily than other textbooks on the
market. This edition includes a completely new section on sentence use,
including an introduction and discussion of core areas of pragmatics and
conversational analysis; new coverage of sociolinguistic topics,
introducing communities of practice; a wealth of new exercise material and
updated further reading.

2009/450 pp./1 map 21 tables

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521849489
ISBN-13: 9780521849487
Prices: U.S. $ 130.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521614783
ISBN-13: 9780521614788
Prices: U.S. $ 48.00