A Dictionary of Language

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
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No ordinary dictionary, David Crystal's Dictionary of Language includes not only descriptions of hundreds of languages literally from A to Z (Abkhaz to Zyryan) and definitions of literary and grammatical concepts, but also explanations of terms used in linguistics, language teaching, and speech pathology. If you are wondering how many people speak Macedonian, Malay, or Makua, or if you're curious about various theories of the origins of language, or if you were always unsure of the difference between structuralism, semiotics, and sociolinguistics, this superbly authoritative dictionary will answer all of your questions and hundred of others.


 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
32
Section 4
39
Section 5
47
Section 6
63
Section 7
70
Section 8
79
Section 18
205
Section 19
226
Section 20
239
Section 21
270
Section 22
276
Section 23
280
Section 24
281
Section 25
283

Section 9
88
Section 10
97
Section 11
101
Section 12
122
Section 13
144
Section 14
147
Section 15
164
Section 16
176
Section 17
183
Section 26
304
Section 27
311
Section 28
338
Section 29
356
Section 30
364
Section 31
369
Section 32
373
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About the author (2001)

David Crystal is the Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. His previous books include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, English as a Global Language, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, Language Death, and Words on Words, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

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