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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: Issues in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Disjunction
Written By: Mandy Simons
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This book opens by accounting for the felicity conditions on clausal disjunction in terms of general principles of information update, and goes on to demonstrate that these conditions provide the basis for an account of both the presupposition projection properties of disjunction, and the possibility of anaphora between disjuncts. This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in linguistics and the philosophy of language.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Garland Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0815337914
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 260 p
Prices: $75.00