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A History of German: What the Past Reveals about Today's Language

Second Edition


Joseph Salmons

30 August 2018

This textbook provides a detailed introduction to the development of the German language from prehistory to the present. This second edition has been extensively revised to include coverage of syntactic change, sociolinguistics, language variation, and language contact, as well as more detailed definitions and background information for beginners.

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A History of the Irish Language: From the Norman Invasion to Independence


Aidan Doyle

04 June 2015

This book traces the history of the Irish language from the time of the Norman invasion to independence. Aidan Doyle addresses both the shifting position of Irish in society and the important internal linguistic changes that have taken place, and combines political, cultural, and linguistic history.

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The Oxford Guide to Etymology


Philip Durkin

07 July 2011

The best introduction to word history ever published combines scholarship with readability. OED's chief etymologist shows how words originate and change. He explores the histories of place and personal names and explains how to use different kinds of evidence, historical as well as linguistic. This is a book for everyone interested in words.

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The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World


J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams

24 August 2006

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