A Dictionary of Language

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University of Chicago Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
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
32
Section 3
39
Section 4
47
Section 5
63
Section 6
79
Section 7
88
Section 8
97
Section 19
205
Section 20
226
Section 21
239
Section 22
270
Section 23
280
Section 24
283
Section 25
295
Section 26
311

Section 9
114
Section 10
118
Section 11
122
Section 12
130
Section 13
144
Section 14
147
Section 15
154
Section 16
171
Section 17
176
Section 18
183
Section 27
332
Section 28
338
Section 29
349
Section 30
356
Section 31
361
Section 32
364
Section 33
369
Section 34
370
Section 35
372
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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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