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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: I am a Linguist
Written By: R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=44265
Description:

"I am a Linguist" provides a fascinating account of the academic adventures
of multi-faceted linguist, R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon. There is fieldwork (and
lengthy grammars) on Dyirbal, Yidiñ and other Aboriginal languages of
Australia, the Boumaa dialect of Fijian, and Jarawara from the dense
jungles of Amazonia. Theoretical studies include adjective classes,
ergativity and complement clauses. There are also detective novels, science
fiction stories, and pioneering work on blues and gospel discography.

Interspersed with the autobiographical narrative are explanations of how
linguistics is a scientific discipline, of the development of universities,
of diminishing academic standards, and of the treatment of Aboriginal
people in Australia.

The book is written in an easy, accessible style with numerous illustrative
anecdotes. It will be an inspiration to young linguists and of interest to
the general reader curious about what a scientific linguist does.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9004194053
ISBN-13: 9789004194052
Pages: 392
Prices: Europe EURO 59.95