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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: English Around the World
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Edgar W. W. Schneider
Description:

The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural
implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This
textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes,
describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica,
Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social
contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and
summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and
exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse
and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology.
The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio
examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of
interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the
study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the
subject.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521888468
ISBN-13: 9780521888462
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00
U.K. £ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521716586
ISBN-13: 9780521716581
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