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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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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

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Title: Deprivation and Development of Indigenous Languages: An evaluation of cross river state in Nigeria
Author: Offiong Ani Offiong
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Institution: University of Calabar
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Abstract: ABSTRACT/L//L//L/Deprivation like poverty is a catch-phrase on every developing economy. The threat (real or imagined) posed by poverty to growth from any dimension is at the root of stagnation, including Language Development. Language development is a task of preparing a language to serve as a vehicle for literacy and education. It is a conscious intervention policy to revitalize languages. Everyone wants clear communication in the development process and this will aid to clearly stipulate how deprivation affects languages development. We used sociolinguistic underpinnings to analysis and explain the vulnerability of Cross River State to poverty and language development. We have been able to come out with the following key findings – deprivation like poverty affects language development. Language growth, because of poverty is stagnant as it concerns most languages and finally language extinction rare its head in areas where poverty strives.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Swaziland
Publication Info: LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 6 (1&2), 47-57.


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