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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: Kriyol Syntax: The Portuguese-Based Language of Guinea-Bissau
Written By: Alain Kihm
Description:

This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau. The study focuses on one variety, 'central Kriyol', and aims to present a complete description of the grammar of the language. The theoretical framework for the syntactic analysis is purposely eclectic but relies primarily on Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Crioulo, Upper Guinea
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556191685
ISBN-13: 9781556191688
Pages: 310
Prices: U.S. $ 162