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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: Lexical Strata in English: Morphological Causes, Phonological Effects
Written By: Heinz J. Giegerich
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521554128
Description:

Heinz Giegerich investigates the way in which alternations in the sound
patterns of words interact with the processes of word formation in the
language. Drawing examples from English and German, he uncovers and spells
out in detail the principles of "lexical morphology and phonology," a
theory that has in recent years become increasingly influential in
linguistics. He queries many of the assumptions previously made in it to
produce a formally coherent theory that offers new accounts of some central
phenomena in the phonology of English.

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