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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 Domain of Language
Written By: Michael Fortescue
URL: http://www.cphling.dk/pers/mf/dom.sample.htm
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This book is intended as counter-evidence to the perception that Linguistics is a matter of dusty schoolroom grammar. The discipline may appear to outsiders as fragmented and - worse still - lacking in relevance to the real world outside its gates. This book demonstrates that Linguistics, in all its varied branches, can be entertaining as well as thought-provoking, and that its domain is indeed a coherent one despite all the internecine squabbling. In an unconventional way, Michael Fortescue introduces his subject as a kind of fable with a historical moral that professional linguists, as well as students, should enjoy as a commentary on the state of the discipline today.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 8772897066
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 392
Prices: GBP30, US$49, EURO59