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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: The Language Difference
Subtitle: Language and Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
Written By: Paulin Djité
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693402
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Description:

Language is a sensitive issue in the developing world, because language
choice and behaviour are integral to the social, economic and political
stability of multicultural societies. To what extent does this argument
hold? Does language make a difference when it comes to development, and is
there a perceptible difference in development between countries that is
attributable to their choice of language? This book sets out to answer
these questions by investigating how language has been and is being used in
four countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (i.e. Cambodia, the Lao
PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam), especially in the critical areas of education,
health, the economy and governance.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693402
Pages: 264
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