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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: English as an Academic Lingua Franca
Subtitle: An Investigation of Form and Communicative Effectiveness
Written By: Beyza Björkman
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181530?format=G
Series Title: Developments in English as a Lingua Franca
Description:

As a result of globalization, higher education institutions throughout the world are adopting English for parts of their education. Higher education is becoming increasingly international and thus linguistically diverse, for educational, idealistic and financial reasons. This book presents a much-needed description of English as a lingua franca (ELF) from an international university setting and focuses on form and pragmatic issues, using authentic spoken data. It provides useful insights into how communicative effectiveness can be achieved in spoken lingua franca communication.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110279146
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110279542
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95