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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 a Global Language
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: David Crystal
URL: http://www.cup.org/linguistics
Description:

David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global
language explores the history, current status and potential of English as
the international language of communication. This new edition of his
classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a
world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English
"family" of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a comprehensive
bibliography reflect the expanded scope of the revised edition.


"This is a fascinating and useful book....a fine introduction for a wide
variety of potential users."-Choice

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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