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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: Phonetics and Philology
Subtitle: Sound Change in Italic
Written By: Jane Stuart-Smith
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-925773-6
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This book presents an exhaustive treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto-Indo-European and Italic philology, the development of the Proto-Indo-European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. In so doing, it tackles a central issue of historical linguistics, the plausibility of explanations for sound change. The book argues that a solution to the problem can only be offered by combining the results of a traditional philological investigation with the resources of a neighbouring discipline, experimental phonetics. It will be of interest to scholars and advanced students of historical and comparative linguistics, the languages of ancient Italy, and Indo-European, as well as phoneticians and phonologists.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Italian
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Latin Subgroup
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199257736
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00