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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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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."


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Title: Compendium of the World's Languages. Second Edition
Written By: George L. Campbell
Description:

For this second edition, Campbell has entirely revised his renowned 1991 work. The new Compendium presents a global array of over 300 languages, from familiar modern and ancient tongues, to exotic isolates such as Etruscan and Tangut. Students, professional linguists and general readers will find in this unique reference a wealth of information on the structure, speakers and geography of languages around the world. Key Features of the New Edition: - extensively updated information on native speaking populations and the impact of the past decade's geopolitical changes - over half of the articles have been comprehensively revised, with new material and additional illustrative examples added - twenty entirely new entries on languages such as Comanche, Shona, the L| language of southern Yunnan in China and numerous non-Roman scripts not offered in the 1991 set - integrates the script tables from Campbell's popular Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415202981
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1896p
Prices: $400.00 (UK: #250.00)