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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: Mappings in Thought and Language
Written By: Gilles Fauconnier
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521599539
Description:

Meaning in everyday thought and language is constructed at lightning speed.
We are not conscious of the staggering complexity of the cognitive
operations that drive our simplest behavior. This book reveals the
creativity that underlies our effortless use of language in everyday life,
when we engage in conversation, understand humor, or solve puzzles. The
capacities and principles that we develop from infancy for ordinary
thinking and talking are also the ones that drive scientific and artistic
thought, high-level reasoning, and conceptual change.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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