Editor: Jochen A. Bär
Editor: Thorsten Roelcke
Editor: Anja Steinhauer
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110175424 Pages: 520 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110175424 Pages: 520 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
This collected volume is devoted to a comprehensive treatment of the subject of "linguistic brevity." The themes include aspects of language economy, communication theory, shortened words in various European languages, brevity in word-formation and syntax, rhetoric and stylistics, brevity as a principle in giving personal first names. The volumes contains contributions by renowned authors and gives overviews of research as well as presenting novel approaches. This hitherto unique volume presents an almost encyclopaedic account illuminating the varying dimensions of a complex area.
Keywords Abbreviation; pragmatics (language); linguistic expressions; language typology
Readership Academics, Institutes, Librairies
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