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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: Notes on Diachronic Nasalization in Portuguese
Author: David S. Fagan
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Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: French
Portuguese
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Romance
Abstract: Examines historical evidence for deletion of syllable final nasal consonants within words; proposes a theory of gliding of nasal vowels.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Diachronica 5 (1988)


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