The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Linguistics

Author by : P. H. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Linguistics

Author by : P. H. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Total Read : 83
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Description : This work is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of linguistics available. Written by Peter Matthews, Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University, the book provides concise and informative entries across the whole field of linguistics form phonetics to formal semantics andincludes world-wide coverage of languages and language families.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Linguistics

Author by : Peter H. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This invaluable work is the most authoritative dictionary of linguistics of its kind available. Clear and concise, it contains over 3,000 entries ranging from epiglottal and morpheme to Austronesian and Navajo. Entries cover every aspect of linguistics including language theory and history,language families and major languages from all over the world, and key figures and ideas in linguistics.The author, Peter Matthews, is Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University and an established expert in the field of linguistics.Wide-ranging and accessible, this dictionary is ideal reference for students and teachers, and a great introduction to linguistics for anyone with an interest in language and its study.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Linguistics

Author by : P.H. Matthews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : This dictionary provides over 3150 entries on all aspects of linguistics, from phonetics to formal semantics. It includes worldwide coverage of language families and major languages.


Concise Oxford Companion To The English Language

Author by : Tom McArthur
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : From Sanscrit to Scouse, this is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date single-volume source of information about the English language. Edited by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, this unique guide will be both essential for reference and fascinating forbrowsing. International perspective -- from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Zummerzet, Estuary English to Caribbean English Historical range -- from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web Wide coverage of topics -- from Abbreviation to Zeugma, Shakespeare to split infinitive Substantial entries on key subjects such as African English, etymology, imperialism, Pidgin, poetry, psycholinguistics, sexism, and slang Box features include pieces on place-names, the evolution of the alphabet, the story of OK, borrowings into English, and the Internet


A History Of The Concise Oxford Dictionary

Author by : Malgorzata Anna Kaminska
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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Description : This book shows the evolution of the <I>Concise Oxford Dictionary, a famous and innovative dictionary for native speakers of English. It traces changes in the dictionary from 1911 to recent times. By comparing samples from each edition, the author provides insights into the revisions of the dictionary. The analysis sheds light on the editors' policy on various aspects of the dictionary's structure, including definition style, vocabulary selection and sense discrimination. The study shows how the editors abandoned the telegraphic style of definitions and adapted them to the needs of the target users. As the dictionary evolved towards greater user-friendliness, it also aimed at broader vocabulary coverage.


Morphology In English

Author by : Zeki Hamawand
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : This book covers derivational and compound word formation in English morphology in depth, using a cognitive linguistics semantic framework.


The Oxford Guide To Etymology

Author by : Philip Durkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : This practical introduction to word history investigates every aspect of where words come from and how they change. Philip Durkin, chief etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, shows how different types of evidence can shed light on the myriad ways in which words change in form and meaning. He considers how such changes can be part of wider linguistic processes, or be influenced by a complex mixture of social and cultural factors. He illustrates every point with a wide range of fascinating examples. Dr Durkin investigates folk etymology and other changes which words undergo in everyday use. He shows how language families are established, how words in different languages can have a common ancester, and the ways in which the latter can be distinguished from words introduced through language contact. He examines the etymologies of the names of people and places. His focus is on English but he draws many examples from languages such as French, German, and Latin which cast light on the pre-histories of English words. The Oxford Guide to Etymology is reliable, readable, instructive, and enjoyable. Everyone interested in the history of words will value this account of an endlessly fascinating subject.