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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: Conditionals and Predictions
Written By: Barbara Dancygier
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 87
Description:

This book offers a new and in-depth analysis of English conditional
sentences. Dancygier classifies conditional constructions according to
time-reference and modality. She shows how the basic meaning parameters of
conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic
constructions that are used to express them. Focused on English, the study
also provides a framework that can be extended to a broad range of
grammatical phenomena in many other languages.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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