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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 Cambridge Handbook of Literacy
Edited By: David R. Olson
Nancy Torrance
Description:

This handbook marks the transformation of the topic of literacy from the
narrower concerns with learning to read and write to an interdisciplinary
enquiry into the various roles of writing and reading in the full range of
social and psychological functions in both modern and developing societies.
It does so by exploring the nature and development of writing systems, the
relations between speech and writing, the history of the social uses of
writing, the evolution of conventions of reading, the social and
developmental dimensions of acquiring literate competencies, and, more
generally, the conceptual and cognitive dimensions of literacy as a set of
social practices. Contributors to the volume are leading scholars drawn
from such disciplines as linguistics, literature, history, anthropology,
psychology, the neurosciences, cultural psychology, and education.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521862205
ISBN-13: 9780521862202
Pages: 624
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521680522
ISBN-13: 9780521680523
Pages: 624
Prices: U.S. $ 50.00