LINGUIST List 9.1039

Thu Jul 16 1998

Books: Reference

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  1. Matthew Papa, REFERENCE

Message 1: REFERENCE

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:00:15 -0400
From: Matthew Papa <>

 Now available in paperback, The Concise Compendium of the World's 
 Languages provides clear snapshots of over one hundred languages. 
 Drawn from the more comprehensive two volume Compendium of the World's 
 Languages, the articles selected for this volume discuss most 
 languages spoken today by populations of at least five to ten million 
 people, as well as minor languages that figure prominently in the 
 contemporary socio-political context. This combination allows 
 little-known languages, such as Akan, Navajo, Basque and Zulu, to 
 figure prominently alongside the mainstream languages such as Arabic, 
 French, Chinese and Russian. Each entry considers the phonological, 
 morphological and lexical features of the language it discusses. 
 Written for language buffs who want to know-in broad outline-how lots 
 of languages work, this terrific book compiles loads of information in 
 one affordable volume.
 Routledge: 1998: 680 pp
 PB: 0 415 16049 9: #D4087: $32.99
 R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, DICTIONARY OF LEXICOGRAPHY 
 Despite the frequency with which dictionaries are unquestioningly 
 consulted, many have little idea what actually goes into producing 
 them or how meanings are definitively ascertained. This up-to-date 
 reference work provides straightforward and forward-looking listings 
 of lexicographical terms.
 Routledge: 1998: 192 pp
 CL: 0 415 14143 5: #D5118: $75.00
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1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter