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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: Introducing English Grammar, Second Edition
Written By: Kersti Börjars
Kate Burridge
Series Title: A Hodder Arnold Publication
Description:

Answering key questions such 'Why study grammar?' and 'What is standard
English?', Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the
practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences.

With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book
is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis.
It is ideal for all those beginning their study of linguistics, English
Language, or speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary
interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis.

The approach taken is in line with current research in grammar, a
particular advantage for students who may go on to study syntax in more
depth. All the examples and exercises use real language taken from
newspaper articles, non-standard dialects and include excerpts from studies
of patients with language difficulties. Students are encouraged to think
about the terminology as a tool kit for studying language and to test what
can and cannot be described using these tools.

This new edition has been fully revised in line with recent research. There
is a new chapter on world English, a new glossary and a free website with
extensive further reading.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1444109871
ISBN-13: 9781444109870
Pages: 368
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00