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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: Slips of the Ear: Errors in the Perception of Casual Conversation
Written By: Zinny S. Bond
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Occasionally, listeners' strategies for dealing with casual speech lead them into an erroneous perception of the intended message--a slip of the ear. When such errors occur, listeners report hearing, as clearly and distinctly as any correctly perceived stretch of speech, something that does not correspond to the speaker's utterance. Slips of the Ear describes and analyzes a collection of almost 1000 examples of misperceptions from real-life conversations. Content Coverage Includes: - Complete data set of misperceptions in casual conversation - Language understanding in ordinary circumstances - Classifications and descriptions according to linguistic properties

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Academic Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0121133400
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232 p
Prices: $49.95