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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: The English Language
Subtitle: A Linguistic History, 2nd Edition
Written By: Laurel J. Brinton
Leslie K Arnovick
URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/TheEnglishLanguage/?view=usa&ci=9780195
Description:

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.

"The English Language" surveys the development of the English language from
its Indo-European origins to the present day.

New reference appendix features a variety of useful study aids and learning
tools including a linguistic-historical-literary timeline and a
quick-reference guide. Students new to the field will appreciate having
this critical information on hand.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 019543157X
ISBN-13: 9780195431575
Pages: 576
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00