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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: Language and Social Networks, 2nd Edition
Written By: Lesley Milroy
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/
Description:

Social networks - those informal and formal social relationships of which
any human society is composed - are distinguished by their own patterns of
language use. Lesley Milroy is concerned with the manner in which patterns
of linguistic variation characterize particular groups (social and
cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban community.
First published in 1980, Language and Social Networks has had a great
influence on the development of sociolinguistics. The second edition
incorporates an extensive new chapter reappraising the original research
and discussing other sociolinguistic work in the same paradigm.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631153144
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244
Prices: U.S. $ 26.95