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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: English in Europe
Edited By: Manfred Görlach
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0199273103
Description:

Twenty-two scholars in sixteen European countries chart the English invasion of their national languages over the last five decades. They examine the particular groups of English words that have been adopted and the ways in which their meanings have been modified and in some cases transformed. They also consider the popular and political reactions over Europe to the influx of anglicisms.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237146
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199273103
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00