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The Scandinavian Languages : an Introduction to Their History

By Haugen, Einar

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 507 p. w/ maps, tables, appendices, bibliography, index. A detailed, scholary work on this family of Northern European languages.

$55.00

Historische Lau- und Formenlehre der Lateinischen Sprache

By Meiser, Gerhard

Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. xxx, 258 p. w/ index. A study of Latin through its various periods, and covering phonology, morphology, phoneme system, noun & verb inflexion, and much more. Incudes a discussion of early Indo-germanic (Indo-European).

$35.00

Latin and the Romance Languages in the Early Middle Ages

By Wright, Roger editor

University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. Trade Paperback. Very good. Smallish octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. ix, 262 p. w/ chapter endnotes, index. An anthology of 19 scholarly essays covering Latin in late antiquity through the vernacular romance languages in the early 14th century AD in France, Italy, and Iberia.

$35.00

Words Apart : A Dictionary of Northern Irish English

By Todd, Loreto

Gerrards Cross, UK: Colin Smythe, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 260 p. w/ introduction develpment of English in Northern Ireland, lexicon, dictionary, selected texts, endnotes, bibliography.

$26.00

Nineteenth Century English : Stability and Change

By Kytö, Merja, Mats Rydemn, and Erik Smitterberg editors

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 295 p. w/ figures, tables, chapter notes, illustrations, references, name & subject bibliography. 10 scholarly essays on various aspects of English words and grammar in speaking and writing of the 19th century, noting the relationship between the users of English and 19th c. society.

$35.00

Eighteenth Century English : Ideology and Change

By Hickey, Raymond editor

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 426 p. w/ timeline, footnotes, references, author & subject bibliography,guide to late modern English language studies. 16 scholarly essays on various aspects of English in the 18th century, including linguistic ideology, tradition, women & grammars, writer interacitons, and politeness in language.

$35.00

Acts of Identity : Creole Based Approaches to Language and Ethnicity

By Le Page, R. B. and Andree Tabouret-Keller

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 275 p. w/ tables, bibliography, index. An examination of a variety of identity based concepts which reveals the role of language in relationships in regions and social groups, based on fieldwork in the Creole speakign Caribbean and similar communities in London.

$45.00

Englishes Around the World 2 : Caribbbean, Africa, Asia, Australasia.. Studies in Honor of Manfred Görlach. Varieties of English Around the World series.

By Schneider, Edgar W. editor

Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1997. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 357 p. w/ 22 essays on varieties of English, index. A collection of various scholarly essays on the four subjects in the title.

$100.00

Still More Englishes. Varieties of English Around the World series.

By Görlach, Manfred

Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 240 p. w/ references, index, and extensive annotated bibliography. Covers Global English, the Problems of Authentic Language, Language and Nation, Ulster Scots, Scots from Outside, English in Singapore, Malayasia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, & the Philippines, Rhyming slang world-wide, English in Europe, Varieties of English and Langauge Teaching.

$120.00

Englishes Around the World 1 : General Studies, British Isles, North America. Studies in Honor of Manfred Görlach. Varieties of English Around the World series.

By Schneider, Edgar W. editor

Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1997. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 329 p. w/ 21 essays on varieties of English, index. A collection of various scholarly essays on the three subjects in the title.

$65.00

Indogermanische Dichtersprache [ Indo European Language ]

By Schmitt, Rüdiger

Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Signature and address of former owner on pastedown. 343 p. w/ footnotes. A collection of some 24 scholarly essays in German on various the indo germanic / indo european languages and families.

$125.00

Intransitivizations in Latin. Studia Latina Upsaliensis 9

By Feltenius, Leif

Uppsala: Almqvist & Wicksell , 1977. First edition. Trade Paperback Original. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 151 p. w/ abbreviations list for literature cited, verb index. A detailed study of a particular type of verb usage in latin from the earliest times to the beginning of the medieval period.

$45.00

Zum Heutigen Stand der Sprachwissenschaft [ On the Current State of Linguistics ]

By Brugmann, Karl

Strassburg: Verlag von Karl J. Trübner, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thin octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards, more so at head and heel of spine. Some foxing on pages. Some browning to page edges. 144 p. German scholar Brugmann (1849 - 1919) was a major figure in Indo-European linguistics, whose first two volumes of GRUNDRISS DER VERGLEICHENDEN GRAMMATIK DER INDOGERMANISCHEN SPRACHEN were his most important works. This work was published one year before the GRUNDRISS, and includes sections titled "Sprachwissenschaft und Philologie" [ Linguistics and Philiogy ] and "Erwiederung auf Georg Curtius' Schrift Zur Kritik der neuesten Sprachforschung" [ A Reply to George Curtuis' Work "On the the Criticism of the Latest Linguistic Research" ]. Curtius was a German philologist who died the same year as this work was published. Text of this work is entirely in German.

$50.00

Boolean Semantics for Natural Languages. Synthese Language Library, Volume 23.

By Keenan, Edward L., and Leonard M. Faltz.

Dordrecht and Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985.. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in glossy binding without dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and on upper corners of panels. Light scuffing and minor scratching to covers. Small tear on fore-edge of rear free endpaper. 387 pages with figures, bibliography, and index. Scarce.

$80.00