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Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century: Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus

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This new interpretation of the baffling Latin grammars of the seventh-century writer Virgilius Maro Grammaticus sets aside conventional readings that see them as flawed or parodic. Vivien Law's analysis moves through the broader context of patristic biblical…
The History of Linguistics in Europe: From Plato to 1600

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Authoritative and wide-ranging, this book examines the history of western linguistics over a 2000-year timespan, from ancient Greece to the Renaissance. Vivien Law explores how ideas about language over the centuries have changed to reflect evolving modes of…
Linguistics in Britain: Personal Histories

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This is a collection of ‘linguistic autobiographies' by 23 British linguists who played a major role in the development of the subject in Britain during the second half of the twentieth century. Includes contributions from 23 major British linguists.…
Nation-building in the Post-Soviet Borderlands: The Politics of National Identities

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The emergence in 1991 of the fourteen borderland post-Soviet states has been accompanied by the reforging of their national identities. Such attempts to rethink or reimagine the nation have had a major impact in reshaping the political, cultural and social lives…