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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: Linguistic Speculations
Written By: Fred W. Householder
Description:

This 1974 book is a personal survey by an eminent linguist of most branches of
linguistics, setting out its position, questioning some underlying assumptions,
and in general testing the adequacy of descriptive theories. Though the
underlying theory is basically that of transformational-generative linguistics,
there are many queries and disagreements, some of which might be called
structuralist in a broad sense, or even taxonomic. The particular problems
chosen are those which have forced themselves on Professor Householder
during a lifetime of reading, teaching and writing about linguistics, including the
justification of linguistic research itself.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521174275
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99
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