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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: Grammatical Theory and Romance Languages
Edited By: Karen Zagona
Description:

This volume presents recent theoretical research on Romance languages, selected from papers presented at the 25th Linguistic Symposium On Romance Languages. It includes studies of individual Romance languages as well as comparative studies -- both within the Romance family and with non-Romance languages (Basque, Bulgarian, Germanic and uechua). Papers in phonetics and phonology treat stress, syllable structure, s-weakening. and the declination effect. Morphological topics include class-marker suppression and gender agreement and suppletion. Topics in syntactic theory include clitics, participial and adjectival agreement, the syntax of tense, mood, negation, adjectival predication. Tough-constructions, quantification and null objects.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195885
ISBN-13: 9781556195884
Pages: 330
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