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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: Ethnosyntax
Subtitle: Explorations in Grammar and Culture
Edited By: Nicholas J. Enfield
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0199249067.html
Description:

Meanings of cultural importance are found not only in words but also in the very grammar of a language. This exciting collection presents eleven original studies of the relationship between grammar, culture, and cognition, with data from languages and cultures from around the world. Contributors discuss a wide variety of grammatical phenomena. This book shows that the study of culture can help to understand how and why languages differ in the ways they do.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249067
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384 pp
Prices: $ 72.00