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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 Semantics
Written By: Nick Riemer
Description:

Semantics is the study of meaning in language. This clear and comprehensive
textbook is the most up-to-date introduction to the subject available for
undergraduate students. It not only equips students with the concepts they
need in order to understand the main aspects of semantics, it also
introduces the styles of reasoning and argument which characterise the
field. It contains more than 200 exercises and discussion questions
designed to test and deepen readers' understanding. More inclusive than
other textbooks, it clearly explains and contrasts different theoretical
approaches, summarises current debates, and provides helpful suggestions
for further reading. Examples are drawn both from major world languages,
such as Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish and English, and from
minority ones. The book also highlights the connections between semantics
and the wider study of human language in psychology, anthropology, and
linguistics itself.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521851920
ISBN-13: 9780521851923
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521617413
ISBN-13: 9780521617413
Prices: U.K. £ 23.99
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Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9780511686436
Prices: U.S. $ 33.00