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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: Communicating Gender
Written By: Suzanne Romaine
URL: http://www.erlbaum.com
Description:

Students and lay readers in the social sciences, language, and gender studies; an undergraduate- and graduate-level text for courses relating to language and gender in social and cultural context, as well as courses on gender issues and women's studies. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Suzanne Romaine's main concern is to show how language and discourse play key roles in understanding and communicating gender and culture. In addition to linguistics--which provides the starting point and central focus of the book--she draws on the fields of anthropology, biology, communication, education, economics, history, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The text covers the

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0805829253
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416pp
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ISBN: 0805829261
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416pp
Prices: $45.00