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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: Metaphorically Speaking
Written By: Patti D. Nogales
URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/
Description:

When a woman says "My husband Steve is a sheepdog," she's using a metaphor. Is she talking nonsense or saying something meaningful? Does the metaphor accomplish its intent by saying or implying something? Nogales carefully answers these questions in detail by providing an account of metaphor in terms of reconceptualization, which conforms to the intuition that metaphors inflict a change in perspectigve. At the same time, she provides an illuminating critique of accepted theories of metaphor and a list of phenomena that any theory of metaphor or natural language processing must address.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575861593
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 242pp

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575861585
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 242pp