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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: Vygotsky's psycho-semiotics
Subtitle: Theories, instrument and interpretive analyses
Written By: Charlotte Hua Liu
Description:

Reviewing and elaborating L. S. Vygotsky's view of language mediated
development, this work presents an extension of the Russian thinker's
developmental psycho-semiotics to an educational psycho-semiotics.
Interpreting original discussions of tool-mediation as developmental
mechanism, this book addresses the question of what occurs in the
interpersonal environment that enables the internalisation of tool and the
development of thinking. Filling in a gap in Vygotsky's theoretical framework,
it discusses in detail inter-psychological processes as the social origins of
changes in the intra-psychological domain.

Besides theoretical descriptions, this book also offers an original instrument
for educational research or practitioners' reflection of micro-genetic processes
of interaction and change. This instrument is then applied in interpretive
analyses of real-life classroom exchanges.

Contents: Psychological semiotics - Vygotsky - Language and thinking -
Language as psychological symbols - Mediated development - Theoretical
framework - Interpretive instrument - Interpretive analyses.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Semantics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034305181
Pages: 249
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