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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: Chinese Englishes
Subtitle: A Sociolinguistic History
Written By: Kingsley Bolton
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/linguistics
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Description:

Kingsley Bolton uses early word lists, satirical cartoons and data from
journals and memoirs to uncover the forgotten history of English in China,
from the arrival of the first English-speaking traders in the early
seventeenth century to the present. Demonstrating how contemporary Hong
Kong English has its historical roots in Chinese pidgin English, the book
considers the changing status of English in mainland China over time,
particularly recent developments since 1997.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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