The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 410 pages
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of linguistics available. Written by distinguished and highly respected scholar Peter Matthews, this handy reference includes worldwide coverage of languages and language families, grammatical terms in English as well as grammatical categories in other languages. Matthews also offers extensive coverage of the theory of language, language history, and important ideas and figures in linguistics. A directory of symbols is included for quick and easy reference. With entries ranging from epiglottal and morpheme to Austronesian and Navajo, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is the ideal reference for anyone with an interest in language and its study.

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Peter Matthews is Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University and a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. His many publications in the field of Linguistics include Inflectional Morphology(1972), Morphology (2nd edn., 1991), Generative Grammar and Linguistic Competence (1979), Syntax (1981), and Grammatical Theory in the United States from Bloomfield to Chomsky (1993).

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