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Wed May 26 2004

Books: Lexicology: Halliday et al

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  1. ksayers, Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics: Halliday, Teubert, Yallop, Cermakova

Message 1: Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics: Halliday, Teubert, Yallop, Cermakova

Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 12:21:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <>
Subject: Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics: Halliday, Teubert, Yallop, Cermakova

Title: Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction
Series Title: Open Linguistics Series

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Author: M A K Halliday, University of Sydney
Author: Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham
Author: Colin Yallop, Macquarie University
Author: Anna Cermakova, University of Birmingham

Paperback: ISBN: 0826448623, Pages: 256, Price: U.K. � 19.99


This textbook is a readable introduction to lexicology and corpus
linguistics. Starting with a survey of lexicology written by eminent
linguist M. A. K. Halliday, the book looks at the basic issues in
defining and understanding the word as a unit of language. It examines
the history of lexicology, the evolution of dictionaries, and recent
developments within the field. Colin Yallop takes this survey of
lexicology further, exploring words and meaning, etymology,
prescription, language as a social phenomenon and translation. In so
doing he looks at common misconceptions about language and meaning,
and explains the contribution of Saussure and Firth to linguistics.

In the second half of the textbook Wolfgang Teubert and Anna Cermakova
take lexicology into the field of corpus linguistics, introducing the
key concepts of the field and providing a brief history. This section
expands the study of language to ask: How can corpus linguistics
advance our study of words and meaning? What are the benefits of
studying corpora? How do we best conceptualize meaning itself?

Providing an accessible introduction to these key concepts in
linguistics, and including a glossary and suggestions for further
reading, Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics is an essential textbook
for undergraduate students.

Lingfield(s):	Lexicology
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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