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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: Contemporary Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: John Archibald
William O'Grady
Description:

Contemporary Linguistics provides the most comprehensive introductory linguistics coverage available today. Its lucid and direct writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp, while the extensive apparatus helps students master the course material. o Offers integrated and comprehensive coverage of linguistics written by experts in the field - from phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics to cross-curricular topics such as sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics - and prepares students for further work in linguistics. o Includes a new chapter on Native American languages and thoroughly revised chapters on sociolinguistics and computational linguistics. o Provides extensive support for students in the form of chapter objectives and summaries, key terms and concepts, recommended readings, and questions that test and reinforce material presented in the chapter.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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