The Linguistics encyclopedia /
edited by Kirsten Malmkjær ; North American consultant editor, James M. Anderson.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
xx, 575 p. : ill. --
0415029422 (hb.)
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
0415029422 (hb.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-10-01:
The goal of this work, as with the first (ed. by Malmkjaer, with J. M. Anderson; CH, Sep'92, 30-0027a) and second (2002) editions, is to provide sufficient information on major fields of linguistics for readers to understand the basics, with suggestions for further reading and an extensive bibliography for deeper research. The 79 signed articles from 66 contributors inevitably vary somewhat in approach and tone, with articles on established or historical topics (e.g., acoustic phonetics; history of grammar) detailed in textbook-like overviews, and those on disputed or controversial areas (e.g., language, gender, and sexuality; bilingualism and multilingualism) explored with livelier discursions. This third edition adds 11 entries and substantially revises an additional 27, reflecting both shifting foci in the discipline and the contributions of new technologies to research. Particularly timely are updates on corpus linguistics, dialectology, natural language engineering, and research methods, where change is occurring rapidly. Linguistics is fortunate to have several recent comprehensive encyclopedias, including Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, ed. by Keith Brown (CH, Jun'07, 43-5614); Encyclopedia of Linguistics, ed. by Philipp Strazny (CH, Jul'05, 42-6212); and International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, ed. by William Frawley (2nd ed., CH, Nov'03, 41-1277). The present work distinguishes itself as the only recent single-volume encyclopedia to deliver lengthy, contextualizing essays on discipline subfields. Sufficient change has occurred since the previous edition to make this a worthwhile purchase. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students. J. Adlington McMaster University
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The Linguistics Encyclopedia has been thoroughly revised and updated and a substantial new introduction, which forms a concise history of the field, has been added.The volume offers comprehensive coverage of the major and subsidiary fields of linguistic study. Entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively cross-referenced, and include suggestions for further reading. New entries include: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Contrastive Linguistics; Cross-Linguistic Study; Forensic Linguistics; Stratificational Linguistics. Recommissioned or substantially revised entries include: Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Discourse; Genre Analysis; Psycholinguistics; Language acquisition; Morphology; Articulatory Phonetics; Grammatical Models and Theories; Stylistics; Sociolinguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis. For anyone with an academic or professional interest in language, The Linguistics Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool.
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This alphabetically-arranged Encyclopedia is of value to anyone with an academic or professional interest in linguistics or language studies. The 80 main articles cover 150 sub-areas of the discipline, discussing their development, methodology, terminology, theoretical issues and controversies. The range is wide: syntax, morphology, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, writing systems, language acquisition and speech therapy. Each article will be of use to both students needing basic grounding in a given topic, and to teachers or professionals seeking to know more about an area outside their own specialization.A comprehensive Index and Bibliography make The Linguistics Encyclopedia the prime reference book for anyone who wishes to understand the nature and workings of language.
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