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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: The V2 Conspiracy: A Synchronic and a Diachronic Analysis of Verbal Positions in Germanic Languages
Written By: Fred Weerman
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In this diachronic study, it is argued that the changes under consideration are the result of a shift from "morphological" means of visualizing certain relations to "syntactic" means; which is in turn related to deflexion.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110131412
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 263
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