Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages

by David Crystal

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Both students and the general public should welcome this dictionary by the editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language ( LJ 5/1/88). It defines hundreds of terms connected with language, from A to Zoosemiotics. Many entries are the names of languages, language groups, or countries. Others cover such topics as writing systems, punctuation, traditional grammar, and poetics, while still others are terms from phonetics, language typology, transformational grammar, case grammar, neurolinguistics, and related fields. Illustrations include audiograms of two forms of hearing loss, Chinese characters, and the Indo-European family tree. Recommended especially for academic and larger public libraries.-- Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY at Stony Brook
In this guide to linguistic concepts and names, linguistic does not mean the technical terminology of linguistic sciences, but language in a more everyday sense. Terms are drawn from the various applied areas of language study, such as language teaching, speech pathology, stylistics, typography, and lexicography, as well as from core topics such as grammar, figures of speech, and basic phonetics. Some 2,750 cross-referenced entries are concisely defined in non- technical language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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