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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: Prescribing under Pressure
Subtitle: Parent-Physician Conversations and Antibiotics
Written By: Tanya Stivers
URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=9780199756759
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Description:

Antibiotics will soon no longer cure many illnesses due to escalating
bacterial resistance. Still, physicians continue prescribing antibiotics
for viral illnesses. This book examines parent-physician conversations,
asking how small differences in phrasing affect prescribing decisions, and
how physicians deal with the social dilemma pitting individuals against a
greater social good.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195311159
ISBN-13: 9780195311150
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9780199756759
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95