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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: Quantification
Written By: Anna Szabolcsi
Description:

Quantification forms a significant aspect of cross-linguistic research into both
sentence structure and meaning. This book surveys research in quantification
starting with the foundational work in the 1970s. It paints a vivid picture of
generalized quantifiers and Boolean semantics. It explains how the discovery
of diverse scope behaviour in the 1990s transformed the view of
quantification, and how the study of the internal composition of quantifiers
has become central in recent years. It presents different approaches to the
same problems, and links modern logic and formal semantics to advances in
generative syntax. A unique feature of the book is that it systematically
brings cross-linguistic data to bear on the theoretical issues, covering French,
German, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, Telugu (Dravidian), and
Shupamem (Grassfield Bantu) and points to formal semantic literature
involving quantification in around thirty languages.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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ISBN-13: 9780521887960
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ISBN-13: 9780521715935
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