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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: The truth about 'some' and 'any', and some thoughts it prompted on meanings, grammatical categories, and academic grammars
Author: Amorey Gethin
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: We are into the second decade of the twenty-first century, but grammarians still fail to distinguish properly between 'some' and 'any' (and their compounds - 'something/anything', etc.). This may in itself seem a small matter. But it is symptomatic of flaws in the academic study of language.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 27, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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