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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: Specialised Languages in the Global Village
Subtitle: A Multi-Perspective Approach
Edited By: Maida Watson
Description:

The status of LSP (Languages for Specialised Purposes) in the contemporary
socio-cultural context is an ongoing central issue of scholarly debate.
"Specialised Languages in the Global Village" examines the impact of
globalisation on intercultural communication within specialised communities
of practice. The contributions to the volume provide linguistically and
pedagogically-informed discussion on modes of communication practice in
professional and institutional domains, frames of social action and the
construction of professional identities. The contributors also address
issues of languages and social entrepreneurship, and the acquisition and
development of linguistic/cultural competence in foreign languages for
specialised purposes. The edition is a valuable resource for researchers in
LSP, specialists in the fields of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and
scholars in the area of rhetoric and composition. It will also be of
interest to professional translators, language editors and language
advisors in the fields of specialised academic/professional communication.
LSP instructors and foreign language teachers will also find informed
guidelines and useful pedagogical proposals for classroom implementation.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Translation
Ling & Literature
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443829090
Pages: 305
Prices: U.K. £ 44.99