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Title:
Routledge dictionary of language and linguistics
Author:
Bussmann, Hadumod.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft. English
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

©1996
Physical Description:
xxiv, 530 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Edited translation of the 2nd, completely revised German edition (Stuttgart : Kröner Verlag, 1990).
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415022255

9780415203197
Format :
Book

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Central Library P29 .B8713 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.


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Choice Review

The field of linguistics dictionaries is very crowded: of the dozens published in the last 20 years, many are still in print. Thus this latest entry faces stiff competition, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Of course it cannot be compared in comprehensiveness with Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, ed. by R.E. Asher (10v., CH, Jun '94), but it naturally invites comparison with David Crystal's Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (3rd ed., 1991), his Encyclopedia Dictionary of Language and Languages (CH, Sep'93), and The Linguistics Encyclopedia, ed. by Kirsten Malmkjaer and James M. Anderson (CH, Sep'92). Although these and similar dictionaries vary markedly in comprehensiveness and scope, it is difficult to credit Bussmann's claim that "the present dictionary differs fundamentally from these monumental works. In its scope and format, it fills a gap which . . . has existed up until now." That said, it must be conceded that this is one of the best one-volume linguistics dictionaries available. A revised and expanded English translation of the author's Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft (2nd ed., Stuttgart, 1990), it features concise, scholarly definitions, thorough bibliographical references, helpful diagrams and illustrations, and an admirably broad scope. Academic collections, all levels. J. R. Luttrell Princeton University


Table of Contents

Areas Covered
Applied linguistics
Artificial intelligence
Basic terminology
Computational linguistics
Conversational analysis
Discourse analysis
Grammar
Graphemics
History of language
Language change
Languages
Linguistics schools
Logics
Morphology
Neurolinguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Rhetoric
Semantics
Semiotics
Sociolinguistics
Stylistics
Syntax
Text linguistics
Transformational grammar
Typology
Universals

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