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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: Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use
Written By: Douglas Biber
Susan Conrad
Randi Reppen
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521499577
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics
Description:

This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and
writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to the study of language,
based on analysis of large databases of real language examples and
illustrates exciting new findings about language and the different ways
that people speak and write. The book is important both for its
step-by-step descriptions of research methods and for its findings about
grammar and vocabulary, language use, language learning, and differences in
language use across texts and user groups.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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