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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: Language and Identities
Written By: Carmen Llamas
Dominic Watt
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/978-0-7486-3577-1
Description:

Language and Identities offers new insights into how we use language to
construct, maintain and project multi-faceted identities. The collection
deals with identities at various social and personal levels. Using detailed
empirical evidence, the chapters illustrate how the multi-layered, dynamic
nature of identities is realised through linguistic behaviour. The
collection brings together over 20 specially commissioned chapters on a
range of topics around the language/identity nexus. It approaches these
topics from a range of perspectives, with contributions from
sociolinguists, sociophoneticians, linguistic anthropologists, clinical
linguists and forensic linguists.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748635769
ISBN-13: 9780748635764
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748635777
ISBN-13: 9780748635771
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99