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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: Complementation
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Edited By: R. M. W. Dixon
Chia-jung Pan
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Now in paperback, this book shows how languages differ in the grammatical
properties of complement clauses and in the types of verbs which take them,
and explores the strategies deployed by languages which lack a complement
clause construction.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199556660
ISBN-13: 9780199556663
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 45.00