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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: Outlines of the History of the English Language
Written By: T. N. Toller
Description:

Originally published in 1900, this book was created as part of the Cambridge
Series for Schools and Training Colleges, and was designed to provide a
concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to the development of English. In
many ways, it also acts as an introduction to the historical study of languages
in general, aiming to foster within the general reader an understanding of
language 'as a living organism, ever undergoing changes'. Language is seen as
informing, and being informed by, history in a complicated two-way process.
Highly readable, and containing numerous illustrative examples, this text will be
of value to anyone with an interest in English history, educational history or
linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Old
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521231688
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