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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

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: Literacy and Literacies
Subtitle: Texts, Power, and Identity
Written By: James Collins
Richard K. Blot
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521593565
Series Title: Studies in Social and Cultural Foundations of Language 22
Description:

Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the
domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation,
educational systems and official versus popular literacies. James Collins
and Richard Blot present a critical discussion of particular cases and
discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and
ethnic identity.

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