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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: From Old English to Standard English, Third Edition
Subtitle: A Course Book in Language Variations Across Time
Written By: Dennis Freeborn
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/newsearch/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403998809
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Description:

This practical and informative course book leads the student through the
development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early
Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth
century. This third edition has been expanded to provide more guidance and
background information for students. New sections have also been added to
outline the development of writing hands and provide a brief introduction
to palaeography. The book also has a fully integrated ancillary website.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403998809
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 472
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99