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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: Quantificational Topics
Subtitle: A Scopal Treatment of Exceptional Wide Scope Phenomena
Written By: Cornelia Endriss
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-90-481-2302-5
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Description:

Addressing an issue that has puzzled the linguistics community for many
years, this book offers a novel approach to the exceptional wide scope
behaviour of indefinites. It is the first book explicitly dedicated to
exceptional wide scope phenomena. Its unique approach offers an explanation
for the fact that it is only a proper subset of the indefinites that shows
this exceptional wide scope behaviour.

The author draws a careful distinction between genuine and apparent scope
readings, a distinction that is usually not taken care of and has thus led
to certain confusions. In particular, it is argued that functional readings
have to be kept strictly apart from non-functional ones and that all
proposals that use functional mechanisms to explain the phenomena at hand
face severe problems.

The existing body of literature on the main issues of the book is
thoroughly reviewed. This makes the book well suited as background
literature for graduate seminars on those topics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 904812302X
ISBN-13: 9789048123025
Pages: 308
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