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

By David Crystal

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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: Language and Mobility
Subtitle: Unexpected Places
Written By: Alastair Pennycook
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847697639
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Description:

This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity of
materials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers in
colonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornish
anthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricket
match played in the middle of the 19th century in south India, this book explores
many current concerns around language, mobility and place, including native
speakers, generic forms, and language maintenance. Using a series of narrative
accounts – from a journey to southern India to eating cheese in China, from
playing soccer in Germany to observing a student teacher in Sydney – this book
asks how it is that language, people and cultures turn up unexpectedly and how
our lines of expectation are formed.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847697646
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847697639
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 44.95