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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: Language Learning in New English Contexts
Subtitle: Studies of Acquisition and Development
Edited By: Rita Elaine Silver
Christine C.M Goh
Lubna Alsagoff
Description:

This edited volume is dedicated to the exploration of English language
acquisition and development outside of the largely monolingual environments
of North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Specifically, the
studies investigate different facets of English language learning in
Singapore, and use this experience to forge connections with other New
English contexts.

Using empirical data drawn from a range of language classrooms, the
contributors emphasise the place of education within a global framework of
English language learning. In so doing they examine economic, social and
political factors influencing language education, and present a
refreshingly global perspective on English language acquisition.

This comprehensive examination of language learning in New English contexts
will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and world Englishes.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826498450
ISBN-13: 9780826498458
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
U.K. £ 75.00