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Title: The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia
Subtitle: Third Edition
Written By: Kirsten Malmkjaer
URL: http://www.routledge.com/9780415421041
Description:

The Linguistics Encyclopedia is a single-volume encyclopedia covering all
major and subsidiary areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. The
seventy nine entries provide in-depth coverage of the topics and sub-topics
of the field. Entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively
cross-referenced so the reader can see how areas interrelate. Including a
substantial introduction which provides a potted history of linguistics and
suggestions for further reading, this is an indispensable reference tool
for specialists and non-specialists alike.

This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new
entries on:

Attitudes to Language

Conversation Analysis

English Language Teaching

Gesture and Language

Idioms

Language and Advertising

Language and New Technologies

Linguistics in Schools

Optimality Theory

Research Methods in Linguistics

Slang

The following entries have been recommissioned or substantially revised:

Animals and Language, Artificial Languages, Computational Linguistics to
Language Engineering, Contrastive Analysis/Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus
Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Dialectology, Discourse Analysis,
Dyslexia, Genre Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Intonation, Language and
Education, Language, Gender and Sexuality, Language Origins, Language
Surveys, Language Universals, Linguistic Typology, Metaphor, Pragmatics,
Rhetoric, Semantics, Semiotics, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics,
Systemic-Functional Grammar, Writing Systems.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415421047
ISBN-13: 9780415421041
Pages: 704
Prices: U.S. $ 225.00