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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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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."

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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

By Franco Montanari

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Ampersand: An International Journal of General and Applied Linguistics

Edited By R. Cann, H. Pichler, K. Van De Poel, D. van Olmen, and K. Watson

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Title: Sprachwandel
Written By: Rudi Keller
Series Title: UTB

Eine natürliche Sprache ist eine spontane Ordnung; dabei ist sie weder Naturphänomen noch Artefakt, sondern ein Phänomen der dritten Art. Ihr gegenwärtiger Zustand ist – von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen – unbeabsichtigter, unrefl ektierter Nebeneffekt von Wahlhandlungen der einzelnen Sprecher im Zuge ihrer kommunikativen Bemühungen. Sprachwandel ist damit ein prototypisches Beispiel soziokultureller Evolution. Die Rekonstruktion des Wandels ist ein zentraler Baustein einer erklärenden Theorie eines Sprachzustandes. Der ihr adäquate Modus ist die Erklärung mittels der unsichtbaren Hand.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783825242534
Pages: 238
Prices: Europe EURO 22.99