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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: Spoken word recognition in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and specific language impairment
Author: Tom Loucas
Institution: University of Reading
Author: Nick G Riches
Institution: University of Reading
Author: Gillian Baird
Institution: Guy's Hospital
Author: Andrew Pickles
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: Emily Simonoff
Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Author: Susie Chandler
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Author: T. Charman
Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Spoken word recognition, during gating, appears intact in specific language impairment (SLI). This study used gating to investigate the process in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders plus language impairment (ALI). Adolescents with ALI, SLI, and typical language development (TLD), matched on nonverbal IQ listened to gated words that varied in frequency (low/high) and number of phonological onset neighbors (low/high density). Adolescents with ALI required more speech input to initially identify low-frequency words with low competitor density than those with SLI and those with TLD, who did not differ. These differences may be due to less well specified word form representations in ALI.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 34, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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