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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: Neighborhood and Ancestry
Written By: Jonathan Owens
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 4
Description:

Over the past 35 years urban sociolinguistics has developed upon the base of detailed case studies carried out mainly in western countries. A fundamental dichotomy informing the interpretation of variation has been carried out within what is termed the

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556198531
ISBN-13: 9781556198533
Prices: U.S. $ 194
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902721834X
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 240.00