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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: The Construction of English
Written By: John Gray
Description:

This book takes the view that ELT global coursebooks, in addition to being
curriculum artefacts, are also highly wrought cultural artefacts which seek
to make English mean in highly selective ways and it argues that the
textual construction (and imaging) of English parallels the processes of
commodity promotion more generally.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0230222587
ISBN-13: 9780230222588
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00