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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: Word-Formation in English
Written By: Ingo Plag
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521819598
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

This book is an introduction to the study of word-formation, that is, the ways in which new words are built on the bases of other words (e.g. happy - happy-ness), focusing on English. The book's didactic aim is to enable students with little or no prior linguistic knowledge to do their own practical analyses of complex words. Readers are familiarized with the necessary methodological tools to obtain and analyze relevant data and are shown how to relate their findings to theoretical problems and debates. The book is not written in the perspective of a particular theoretical framework and draws on insights from various research traditions, reflecting important methodological and theoretical developments in the field. It is a textbook directed towards university students of English at all levels. It can also serve as a source book for teachers and advanced students, and as an up-to-date reference concerning many word-formation processes in English.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521819598
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 70
U.K. £ 45

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521525632
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 25
U.K. £ 17.95