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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: Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions
Written By: Gaƫtanelle Gilquin
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2039
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 39
Description:

English causative constructions with cause, get, have
and make are often mistakenly presented as (quasi-)synonymous
and more or less interchangeable. This book demonstrates the value of
corpus linguistics in identifying the syntactic, semantic, lexical and
stylistic features that are distinctive for each of these constructions. It
also underlines the usefulness of providing corpus studies with a solid
theoretical foundation by showing how corpus linguistics can be fruitfully
combined with cognitive linguistics, which is used both as a starting point
for the analysis (top-down approach) and as a framework within which to
interpret the corpus results (bottom-up approach). From a methodological
point of view, the study illustrates the complementarity of corpus and
elicitation data, and offers tools and methods that could be used to
investigate other syntactic structures. Finally, the book also has a
pedagogical dimension in that it examines how the research findings can be
applied to foreign language teaching.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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