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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: Pragmatics and Society
Publisher: John Benjamins
 
LL Supporting Publishers
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/ps
Description: Pragmatics and Society Editors: Jacob L. Mey, University of Southern Denmark Hartmut Haberland, Roskilde University Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark Review Editor Hans J. Ladegaard, Hong Kong Baptist University pragsoclanguage@sdu.dk ISSN: 1878-9714 E-ISSN: 1878-9722 Pragmatics and Society puts the spotlight on societal aspects of language use, while incorporating many other facets of society-oriented pragmatic studies. It brings together a variety of approaches to the study of language in context, inspired by different research perspectives and drawing on various disciplines, for instance, sociology, psychology, developmental and cognitive science, anthropology, media research, and computer-related social studies. It is concerned with how language use and social normativity influence and shape each other, for instance, in education (the teaching and acquisition of first and second languages), in political discourse (with its manipulative language use), in the discourse of business, and in all kinds of discriminatory uses of language (gender- and class-based or other). Finally, it pays special attention to the impact that technologically mediated communication and increased immersion in technology have on social interaction, as well as to the emancipatory potential of pragmatics. Subject classification Linguistics Discourse studies Pragmatics Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
ISSN: 1878-9714
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics

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