Historical & comparative linguistics

    Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventi

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    The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology,...

    The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

    By Paul Anthony Jones

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    Hardback £11.45

    The ultimate gift for wordsmiths and lovers of language: a word for every day of the year

    May We Borrow Your Language?

    By Philip Gooden

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    A richly entertaining exploration of the origins of the words that English has borrowed from other languages over its 1500-year history.

    Language of Light

    By Gerald Shea

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    Hardback £19.46

    A comprehensive history of deafness, signed languages, and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue

    Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia

    By Ammon Cheskin

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    Hardback £14.45

    By using Russian-speakers in Latvia as a specific case study, this volume also offers a fresh methodological approach to the study of discourses and discursive strategies. It outlines a coherent methodology to study the evolution of discourses over time, rather than a single de-contextualised and static time period.

    Changing English Language

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    This volume is a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to processes underlying language change. Clearly defined core concepts are introduced against new psycholinguistic research, taking into account synchronic structures and evidence from language history. It is ideal reading for scholars of historical linguistics and psycholinguistics alike.

    New Register of Caribbean English Usage

    By Richard Allsopp

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    Caribbean English Usage shows the contribution of homeland British English to Caribbean English Creoles which spread across the Anglophone Caribbean as it merged with the hundreds of West African languages introduced during transatlantic slavery to form those English-based Creoles.

    Binomials in the History of English

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    This book places binomials - word pairs - in the context of phonology, stylistics, semantics, translation theory and practice in various periods.

    Story of Be

    By David Crystal

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    It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining...

    Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics

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    This book offers a linguistically informed account of language contact and change, focussing on how language comes to cluster in certain geographical areas. It will be of interest to those working on the history of language families, documentation and classification, enabling the reader to understand areal linguistics within a broader...

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