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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: What Counts
Written By: Alfonso Morales-Front
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/HERHPF00
Series Title: Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #36
Description:

In What Counts, Elena Herburger considers the effects of focus on interpretation. She investigates how focus affects the pragmatics and truth conditions of a sentence by rearranging its quantificational structure. Adopting a neo-Davidsonian stance, Herburger claims that various pragmatic and truth-conditional effects of focus sustain a uniform explanation if focus is viewed as imposing structure on otherwise unrestricted quantification. Phenomena discussed include

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 026258185X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184pp
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ISBN: 026208287X
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Pages: 184pp
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