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Title: The Linguistics Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition
Edited By: Kirsten Malmkjaer
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THE LINGUISTICS ENCYCLOPEDIA, 2ND EDITION
Kristen Malmkjaer, Middlesex University


Reviews from the first edition: "Highly recommended. If one wants an in-depth, handy one-volume work, The Linguistics Encyclopedia should be the work of choice." -Choice "Explains the field's central concepts in a scholarly fashion." -Wilson Library
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The entries of The Linguistics Encyclopedia, Second Edition are alphabetically arranged, extensively cross-referenced and include suggestions for further reading. New entries include Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross-Linguistics Study, Forensic Linguistics, and Stratificational Linguistics. Many other entries have been substantially revised. This volume is an indispensable resource for scholars.

January 2002: 752 pp: 110 illus
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List of Entries
Preface
Key to Contributors
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Bibliography
Index

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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