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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: The Formal Expression of Markedness
Written By: Paul V. de Lacy
URL: http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.htm
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This dissertation presents a formal theory of markedness, set within
Optimality Theory. Two of the leading ideas are (a) hierarchical markedness relations may be ignored, but never reversed and (b) the more marked an element is, the greater the pressure to preserve it. Phenomena discussed include sonority-driven stress, epenthesis, Place neutralization, assimilation, and coalescence.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
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