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Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts
     

Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts

by R.L. Trask, Peter Stockwell (Editor)
 

A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include:

  • terms used in grammatical analysis
  • branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics
  • approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic

Overview

A comprehensive and critical A-Z guide to the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics, definitions featured include:

  • terms used in grammatical analysis
  • branches of linguistics from semantics to neurolinguistics
  • approaches used in studying language from critical discourse analysis to systemic linguistics
  • linguistic phenomena from code-switching to conversational implicature
  • language varieties from pidgin to standard language.

This fully updated second edition includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries (reflecting developments in linguistics) and added specialized further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415413596
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

R.L. Trask (1994-2004) was the highly regarded Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. His numerous publications included Language: the Basics (1995) and A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (1995).

Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham and the editor of the Routledge English Language Introductions Series.

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