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Product Description: Contributions from both well-known practitioners and new voices in the areas of language typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas ― southeast Asia and northwestern North America...read more
By Joana Jansen (editor)

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9789027206848 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: Contributions from both well-known practitioners and new voices in the areas of language typology, historical linguistics, and function-based approaches to language description define this volume, as does its foci in two major geographical areas ― southeast Asia and northwestern North America.

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Product Description: This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages...read more
By Ingmar Söhrman (editor)

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9789027206015 | John Benjamins Pub Co, July 15, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages.
9780312052195, titled "Inflation in Modern Economies" | Palgrave Macmillan, October 1, 1990, cover price $49.95 | also contains Inflation in Modern Economies

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Product Description: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts. Using a number of case studies including politeness, news discourse, and scientific discourse, this book provides new insights into the analysis of discourse markers, interjections, terms of address and speech acts...read more

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9780748644698 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 30, 2013, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.

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9780748644681 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 30, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.

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Product Description: The focus of this volume is on the relation between synchrony and diachrony. It is examined in the light of the most recent theories of language change and linguistic variation. What has traditionally been treated as a dichotomy is now seen rather in terms of a dynamic interface...read more
By Piera Molinelli (editor)

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9789027206008 | John Benjamins Pub Co, May 31, 2013, cover price $149.00 | About this edition: The focus of this volume is on the relation between synchrony and diachrony.

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Product Description: Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research...read more
By Vit Bubenik (editor)

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9781441130105 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 14, 2013, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research.

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Product Description: The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field.This accessible, hands-on textbook not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues...read more

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9780262518499 | 3 edition (Mit Pr, March 22, 2013), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The new edition of a comprehensive, accessible, and hands-on text in historical linguistics, revised and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field.
9780262532679 | 2 edition (Mit Pr, November 1, 2004), cover price $46.00 | About this edition: This accessible, hands-on text not only introduces students to the important topics in historical linguistics but also shows them how to apply the methods described and how to think about the issues; abundant examples and exercises allow students to focus on how to do historical linguistics.
9780262531597 | Mit Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Historical linguistics is the study of how and why language changes—both the methods of investigating language change and the theories designed to explain these changes.

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Product Description: Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics. Numerous case studies throughout the book show both that theoretical linguistics can be used to solve problems where traditional approaches to historical linguistics have failed to produce satisfying results, and that the results of historical research can have an impact on theory...read more

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9780521587112 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 11, 2013, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics.

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Product Description: Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics. Numerous case studies throughout the book show both that theoretical linguistics can be used to solve problems where traditional approaches to historical linguistics have failed to produce satisfying results, and that the results of historical research can have an impact on theory...read more

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9780521583329 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 11, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Bringing the advances of theoretical linguistics to the study of language change in a systematic way, this innovative textbook demonstrates the mutual relevance of historical linguistics and contemporary linguistics.

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Product Description: Susannah Sneddon had never received a great deal of fame or fortune from her novel-writing in the twenties and thirties. In the remote Yorkshire village of Micklewike, where she had lived on a run-down farm, she was now chiefly remembered for the violence of her demise - battered to death, apparently by her jealous brother, who then shot himself...read more

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9780786201419 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, March 1, 1994), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Old Lettie Faraday may know why greedy Gerald Suzman is starting a fan club for minor literary figures Joshua and Susannah Sneddon, Yorkshire siblings and the victims of a fifty-year-old murder-sucide, and Detective Constable Charlie Peace fears for Lettie's life
9780684196251 | Scribner, September 1, 1993, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Old Lettie Faraday may know why greedy Gerald Suzman is starting a fan club for minor literary figures Joshua and Susannah Sneddon, Yorkshire siblings and the victims of a fifty-year-old murder-suicide, and Detective Constable Charlie Peace fears for Lettie's life

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9781447239840 | Pan Macmillan, December 20, 2012, cover price $25.35 | About this edition: Susannah Sneddon had never received a great deal of fame or fortune from her novel-writing in the twenties and thirties.
9780380776535 | Avon Books, June 1, 1995, cover price $4.99 | also contains Trask's Historical Linguistics | About this edition: Death returns to a Yorkshire village when a museum opens on the site of an unexplained murder/suicide where a renowned author killed his sister with an ax and shot himself.

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9780786107186 | Blackstone Audio Inc, May 1, 1995, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: A “fascinating” (The Economist) dive into the world of linguistics that is “part travelogue, part science lesson, part intellectual investigation…an entertaining, informative survey of some of the most fascinating polyglots of our time” (The New York Times Book Review)...read more

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9781451628258 | Free Pr, January 10, 2012, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: In the tradition of the bestsellers Word Freak and The Language Instinct comes a fascinating exploration of linguistic superlearners whose abilities shed light on the intellectual potential in us all.

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9781451628265 | Free Pr, October 2, 2012, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A “fascinating” (The Economist) dive into the world of linguistics that is “part travelogue, part science lesson, part intellectual investigation…an entertaining, informative survey of some of the most fascinating polyglots of our time” (The New York Times Book Review).

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Product Description: This book explains how and why grammatical gender disappeared from English through a detailed analysis of unhistorical gender assignment within the noun phrase in Layamon’s Brut, one of the most important Early Middle English texts...read more

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9783034311243 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, September 14, 2012, cover price $58.95 | About this edition: This book explains how and why grammatical gender disappeared from English through a detailed analysis of unhistorical gender assignment within the noun phrase in Layamon’s Brut, one of the most important Early Middle English texts.

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Product Description: This book examines the operation of laws, rules, and principles in Indo-European, the language family which includes the Celtic, Germanic, Italic/Romance, and Baltic/Slavic subfamilies as well as the predominant languages of Greece, Iran, parts of Southern Asia, and ancient Anatolia...read more
By Andreas Willi (editor)

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9780199609925 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 5, 2012, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: This book examines the operation of laws, rules, and principles in Indo-European, the language family which includes the Celtic, Germanic, Italic/Romance, and Baltic/Slavic subfamilies as well as the predominant languages of Greece, Iran, parts of Southern Asia, and ancient Anatolia.

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Product Description: A love letter to languages, celebrating their curiosities and smashing assumptions about correct grammarAn eye-opening tour for all language lovers, What Language Is offers a fascinating new perspective on the way humans communicate...read more

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9781592406258, titled "What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be" | Gotham Books, August 4, 2011, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: New York Times bestselling author and renowned linguist, John McWhorter, explores the complicated and fascinating world of languages.

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9781592407200, titled "What Language Is: And What It Isn't and What It Could Be" | Avery Pub Group, August 7, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A love letter to languages, celebrating their curiosities and smashing assumptions about correct grammarAn eye-opening tour for all language lovers, What Language Is offers a fascinating new perspective on the way humans communicate.

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Product Description: This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction...read more
By Alexander Bergs (editor) and Laurel J. Brinton (editor)

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9783110202656 | Mouton De Gruyter, January 30, 2013, cover price $475.00 | About this edition: This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.
9783110202205 | Mouton De Gruyter, June 30, 2012, cover price $475.00 | About this edition: This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

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Product Description: Sanskrit - the only preserved and the most ancient of all languages, generally proclaimed as language of the gods. According to Indian tradition, Sanskrit has neither beginning nor an end. It is eternal. It is everlasting. Historically, the Sanskrit was adopted, developed and refined by the invading Aryans in the Indus Valley, during 1500 BC...read more

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9781477684252 | Createspace Independent Pub, June 6, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Sanskrit - the only preserved and the most ancient of all languages, generally proclaimed as language of the gods.

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Product Description: In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field. Its five parts are devoted to insights from comparative animal behaviour; the biology of language evolution; the prehistory of language; the development of a linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change...read more
By Kathleen R. Gibson (editor) and Maggie Tallerman (editor)

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9780199541119 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 13, 2012, cover price $175.00 | About this edition: In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field.

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9780199679164 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution, sixty leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field.

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Product Description: Nowadays, linguists do not question the existence of synchronic variation, and the dichotomy between synchrony and diachrony. They recognize that synchrony can be motivated regionally (diatopic variation), sociolinguistically (diastratic variation), or stylistically (diaphasic variation)...read more
By Wolfgang Viereck (editor)

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9789027207708 | John Benjamins Pub Co, December 7, 2011, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: Nowadays, linguists do not question the existence of synchronic variation, and the dichotomy between synchrony and diachrony.

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Product Description: What are the points of contact between the study of language and the study of history? What are the possibilities for collaboration between linguists and historians, and what prevents it? This volume, the proceedings of an international conference held at the University of Bristol in April 2009, presents twenty-two articles by linguists and historians, exploring the relationship between the fields theoretically, conceptually and in practice...read more
By Steffan Davies (editor), Nils Langer (editor) and Wim Vandenbussche (editor)

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9783034307611 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 31, 2011, cover price $86.95 | About this edition: What are the points of contact between the study of language and the study of history?

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Product Description: This book investigates the historical evolution of figurative language within the framework of cognitive linguistics. It examines how and why metaphors evolve through the ages, and it discusses the role of culture, the patterns of metaphor evolution, and how many people use particular expressions...read more

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9780230304826 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, November 15, 2011), cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This book investigates the historical evolution of figurative language within the framework of cognitive linguistics.

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Product Description: This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future. It looks at how languages arise, change, and ultimately vanish, and what lies behind their different destinies...read more

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9780199604289 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 13, 2012, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future.

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9780199604296 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 17, 2011, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: This is an introduction to the history of languages, from the distant past to a glimpse at what languages may be like in the distant future.

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Product Description: This is the second of the two closely linked but self-contained volumes that comprise James Hurford's acclaimed exploration of the biological evolution of language. In the first book he looked at the evolutionary origins of meaning, ending as our distant ancestors were about to step over the brink to modern language...read more

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9780199207879, titled "The Origins of Grammar: Language in the Light of Evolution II" | Oxford Univ Pr, October 15, 2011, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: This is the second of the two closely linked but self-contained volumes that comprise James Hurford's acclaimed exploration of the biological evolution of language.

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Product Description: A New York Times Editor's ChoiceAn Economist Best Book of 2010A Financial Times Best Book of 2010A Library Journal Best Book of 2010The debate is ages old: Where does language come from? Is it an artifact of our culture or written in our very DNA? In recent years, the leading linguists have seemingly settled the issue: all languages are fundamentally the same and the particular language we speak does not shape our thinking in any significant way...read more

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9780312610494 | Picador USA, August 30, 2011, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Editor's ChoiceAn Economist Best Book of 2010A Financial Times Best Book of 2010A Library Journal Best Book of 2010The debate is ages old: Where does language come from?

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9781429970112 | 1 edition (Metropolitan Books, August 31, 2010), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics. It starts with a presentation of the languages of the family (from English and the other Germanic languages, the Celtic and Slavic languages, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit through Armenian and Albanian) and a discussion of the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans, the speakers of the Indo-European proto-language...read more

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9789027211859 | 2 revised edition (John Benjamins Pub Co, October 15, 2011), cover price $158.00 | About this edition: This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics.

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9789027211866 | 2 revised edition (John Benjamins Pub Co, October 15, 2011), cover price $54.00 | About this edition: This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics.

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Product Description: What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language...read more

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9780415373029 | Routledge, July 14, 2011, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: What was the first language, and where did it come from?

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9780415373036 | Routledge, July 14, 2011, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: What was the first language, and where did it come from?

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Product Description: This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages. The first part functions as an elementary introduction to the comparative method, involving the establishment of lexical and grammatical cognates, the reconstruction of their historical development, techniques for the subclassification of related languages, and the use of language-internal evidence, more specifically the application of internal reconstruction...read more

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9789027211781 | John Benjamins Pub Co, June 15, 2011, cover price $158.00 | About this edition: This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages.

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9789027211798 | John Benjamins Pub Co, June 15, 2011, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: This advanced historical linguistics course book deals with the historical and comparative study of African languages.

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