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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."


Book Information

   

Title: The Handbook of English Linguistics
Edited By: Bas Aarts
April McMahon
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

The Handbook of English Linguistics is a collection of articles written by
leading specialists on all core areas of English linguistics that provides
a state-of-the-art account of research in the field.

- Brings together articles from the core areas of English linguistics,
including syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, as well as variation,
discourse, stylistics and usage
- Written by specialists from around the world
- Provides an introduction to a key area of English Linguistics and
includes a discussion of the most recent theoretical and descriptive
research, as well as extensive bibliographic references.


Review

"Just what the English Language needs at the start of the twenty-first
century: an authoritative guide to the literature, balancing solid
scholarship with openness, clarity, wisdom, and breadth - pronunciation,
education, linguistic theory, and much else. Highly recommended!" Richard
Hudson, University College London

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405113820
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 824
Prices: U.S. $ 169.95
U.K. £ 95.00
AUS $ 314.00