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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: Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices
Written By: Chia-jung Pan
Description:

Almost all languages have some grammatical means for categorizing nouns.
This book provides a comprehensive and original analysis of noun
categorization devices all over the world. It will interest typologists,
those working in the fields of morphosyntactic variation and lexical
semantics, as well as anthropologists and all other scholars interested in
the mechanisms of human cognition.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019823886X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480pp
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