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Message 1: International Encyclopedia of Linguistics: Frawley

Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 16:56:49 +0000
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Subject: International Encyclopedia of Linguistics: Frawley

Title: International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
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Editor: William J. Frawley, George Washington University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0195139771, Pages: 2218, Price: $495.00


The International Encyclopedia of Lingustics, 2nd Edition encompasses
the full range of the contemporary field of linguistics, including
historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, and
philosophical linguistics with special attention given to
interrelations within branches of linguistics and to relations of
linguistics with other disciplines. Areas of intersection with the
social and behavioral sciences-ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics,
psycholinguistics, and behavioral linguistics-receive major coverage,
along with interdisciplinary work in language and literature,
mathematical linguistics, computational linguistics, and applied
linguistics. Longer entries in the International Encyclopedia of
Linguistics, survey the major fields of study-for example,
anthropological linguistics, history of linguistics, semantics, and
phonetics. Shorter entries treat specific topics within these fields,
such as code switching, sound symbolism, and syntactic features.
Other short entries define and discuss technical terms used within the
various subfields or provide sketches of the careers of important
scholars in the history of linguistics, such as Leonard Bloomfield,
Roman Jakobson, and Edward Sapir. A major portion of the work is its
extensive coverage of languages and language families. From those as
familiar as English, Japanese, and the Romance languages to Hittite,
Yoruba, and Nahuatl, all corners of the world receive treatment.
Languages that are the subject of independent entries are analyzed in
terms of their phonology, grammatical features, syntax, and writing
systems. Lists attached to each article on a language group or family
enumerate all languages, extinct or still spoken, within that group
and provide detailed information on the number of known speakers,
geographical range, and degree of intelligibility with other languages
in the group. In this way, virtually every known language receives
coverage. For ease of reference and to aid research, the articles are
alphabetically arranged , each signed by the contributor, supported by
up-to-date bibliographies, line drawings, maps, tables, and diagrams,
and readily accessible via a system of cross-references and a detailed
index and synoptic outline. Authoritative, comprehensive, and
innovative, the 2nd edition of the International Encyclopedia of
Linguistics will be an indispensable addition to personal, public,
academic, and research libraries and will introduce a new generation
of readers to the complexities and concerns of this field of study.

Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
		Applied Linguistics
		Cognitive Science
		Computational Linguistics
		Discourse Analysis
		General Linguistics
		Genetic Classification
		Historical Linguistics
		History of Linguistics
		Language Acquisition
		Language Description
		Ling & Literature
		Linguistic Theories
		Literary Stylistics (Sociolinguistics)
		Philosophy of Language
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
		Writing Systems
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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