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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: Multilingual Processing in Eastern and Southern EU Languages
Subtitle: Low-Resourced Technologies and Translation
Edited By: Cristina Vertan
Walther von Hahn
Description:

This volume draws the attention to many specific challenges of multilingual processing within the European Union especially after the recent successive enlargement. Most languages considered are not only "less resourced" in terms of processing tools and training data but have also features which are different from the well known international language pairs. The 16 contributions address specific problems and solutions for languages from south-eastern and central Europe in the context of multilingual communication, translation and information retrieval.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443838788
Pages: 410
Prices: U.K. £ 49.99
U.S. $ 74.99