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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: Semantics
Subtitle: An Introduction to Meaning in Language
Written By: Ronnie Cann
Ruth Kempson
Eleni Gregoromichelaki
Description:

The study of meaning in language has developed dramatically over the last
fifty years. Semantics is distinctive as it not only presents a general
introduction to the topic, including the most recent developments, but it
also provides a unique perspective for addressing current issues. It opens
by introducing readers to the study of logic (natural deduction) as the
background against which developments have taken place. This demonstrates
the link between semantics and the study of reasoning and how this view can
provide new solutions to the puzzles that have plagued the approaches
presented in other textbooks. The major subject areas of semantics are
discussed, including quantification, anaphora and discourse, tense and
aspect, ellipsis and context, and word meaning. The book also presents
state-of-the-art research in topics at the forefront of semantics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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ISBN: 0521819628
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521819628
ISBN-13: 9780521819626
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