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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: Proto Witotoan
Written By: Richard P. Aschmann
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=9780883121894
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The author describes how, by making use only of evidence from languages spoken today, he reconstructed the protolanguage of six languages found in the Amazonian areas of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Boran
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0883121891
ISBN-13: 9780883121894
Pages: 176
Prices: U.S. $ 18.00