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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: Verbs
Subtitle: Aspect and Causal Structure
Written By: William Croft
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199248599.do
Description:

This book examines the syntax and semantics of verbs from a crosslinguistic
perspective, taking full account of diachronic and usage-based research. It
encompasses the full range of English verb classes, has a strong typological
dimension, and presents a model of event structure that breaks new ground in
predicting and explaining linguistic facts.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199248582
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199248599
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 32.50