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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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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: Secret Language
Subtitle: Codes, Tricks, Spies, Thieves, and Symbols
Written By: Barry J. Blake
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691623.do
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Please Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text

This book is about language designed to mean what it does not seem to mean.
Codes protect secrets. Symbol and magic hide meanings to imperil or delight.
Languages made to confuse let insiders talk openly without being understood by
others. Barry Blake looks in depth at these and many more and illuminates the
most arcane and curious uses of language.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199691622
ISBN-13: 9780199691623
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 8.99