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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: Methods in Contemporary Linguistics
Edited By: Andrea Ender
Adrian Leemann
Bernhard Wälchli
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182692?format=G
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 247
Description:

The present volume is a broad overview of methods and methodologies in linguistics, illustrated with examples from concrete research. It collects insights gained from a broad range of linguistic sub-disciplines, ranging from core disciplines to topics in cross-linguistic and language-internal diversity or to contributions towards language, space and society. Given its critical and innovative nature, the volume is a valuable source for students and researchers of a broad range of linguistic interests.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110284669
Pages: 536
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110275681
Pages: 536
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95