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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: Language and Sexuality
Written By: Deborah Cameron
Don Kulick
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521009693
Description:

This lively and accessible textbook looks at how we talk about sex and why
we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from
personal ads to phone sex, from sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault
trials, the book provides a clear introduction to the relationship between
language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of 'sexuality', the book
encompasses not only issues surrounding sexual orientation and identity
but also questions about the discursive construction of sexuality and the
verbal expression of erotic desire. Cameron and Kulick contextualize their
findings within current research in linguistics, anthropology and
psychology, and bring together relevant theoretical debates on sexuality,
gender, identity, desire, meaning and power. Topical and entertaining,
this much-needed textbook will be welcomed by students and researchers in
sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and gender/sexuality studies, as
well as anyone interested in the relationship between language and sex.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521009693
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 15.95
U.S. $ 21