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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: Essays on Language Function and Language Type
Edited By: Joan L. Bybee
Sandra A. Thompson
John Haiman
Description:

In their subject matter and in their theoretical orientation all the papers in this volume reflect the powerful influence of T. Givon. Most of them deal with questions of morphosyntactic typology, pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Many of them are directly based on extensive fieldwork on local languages of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Others are based on statistical analyses of extensive written and spoken corpora of texts.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195222
ISBN-13: 9781556195228
Pages: 480
Prices: U.S. $ 189
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027221685
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Pages: 480
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