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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: Subject in the Meta-Informative Centering Theory
Paper URL: http://www.celta.paris-sorbonne.fr/publications/indiv/wl/Subject.pdf
Author: André Włodarczyk
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Homepage: http://perso.numericable.com/andre.wlodarczyk/
Institution: Charles de Gaulle University
Author: Hélène Włodarczyk
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Homepage: http://www.paris-sorbonne.fr/fr/article.php3?id_article=947
Institution: Université Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Abstract: Meta-information concerns the way information is ordered: to achieve the ordering of non-linear representations as texts (sequences of linguistic utterances), the speaker must select a centre of attention (henceforth CA) and "predicate" about it. Hence, in our centering theory, the term "predicate" is reserved for the meta-informative level and is used in its initial Aristotelian sense.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
URL: http://www.celta.paris-sorbonne.fr/publications/indiv/wl/Subject.pdf


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