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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: Old English
Subtitle: A Linguistic Introduction
Written By: Jeremy J. Smith
Description:

Old English provides a clear linguistic introduction to English
between the 5th century and the Norman invasion in 1066. Tailored to suit
the needs of individual course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of
the subject, and presents the basic facts in a straightforward manner,
making it the ideal beginners’ text. Students are guided step-by-step
through the main characteristics and developments of English during that
period, aided by concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further
reading, and a comprehensive glossary. Each chapter is accompanied by an
engaging set of exercises and discussion questions based on authentic
Anglo-Saxon texts, encouraging students to consolidate their learning, and
providing essential self-study material. The book is accompanied by a
companion website, featuring solutions to the exercises and useful
additional resources. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those
embarking on the study of Old English, it is set to become the leading
introduction to the subject.

Cambridge Introductions to the English Language
2009/216 pp.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521866774
ISBN-13: 9780521866774
Prices: U.S. $ 90.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521685699
ISBN-13: 9780521685696
Prices: U.S. $ 29.99