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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: Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription
Written By: Felicity Margot Cox
Description:

"Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription" is the first textbook to
clearly describe the speech of Australians. This groundbreaking work addresses
Australian English pronunciation characteristics, and provides detailed
instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Through
comprehensive coverage of traditional and revised systems of phonemic
transcription, "Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription" offers an
astute and engaging exploration of one of the core global dialects of English.

"Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription" is complemented by an
extensive Website which provides further explanatory materials and exercises
with audio examples. This unique text, in tandem with these valuable
pedagogical features, is an essential resource for students and teachers of
linguistics, speech pathology and language education.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521145893
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00
U.S. $ 80.00