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

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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: Strukturen im Sprachraum
Subtitle: Analysen zur arealtypologischen Komplexität der Dialekte in Deutschland
Written By: Alfred Lameli
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/210586?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 54
Description:

This book establishes new criteria for defining the German linguistic landscape. Several spatio-structural analyses are devoted to describing and explaining phenomena of linguistic geography and historical processes, such as the reconciliation of dialects during and since the 19th century. The result is a data-driven model of historical dialects that contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of language. By linking the analysis to extra-linguistic factors, it also serves as a structural bridge for cultural scholars working in other disciplines.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Change
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110331233
Pages: 355
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110331394
Pages: 355
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95