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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: Phonological Relations Between Words
Written By: Laura Benua
Description:

This work develops a parallelist theory of word formation based on the notion of paradigmatic identity. Words related by morphology may be phonologically similar, beyond what is expected on the basis of their shared constituents, and achieving this similarity can lead to phonotactic violations. Following an elaboration of the theoretical framework, case studies are presented to show how paradigmatic faithfulness can supercede phonotactics and force related words to be identical in featural content or prosodic organization.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Garland Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0815338104
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 180pp
Prices: $60.00