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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: International Encyclopedia of Lingustics
Edited By: William J. Frawley
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Now in its second edition, the IEL has been fully revised and updated to cover the many new developments in this rapidly evolving discipline. Including more than 900 entries written by 600 of the world’s finest scholars, the IEL offers the broadest coverage available of this vast, multidisciplinary field. All branches of linguistic study—descriptive, historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical linguistics—are included, and special attention has been given both to the interrelations within the various branches of linguistics and to their relevance to other fields of study.

Longer articles, ranging up to 5,000 words, treat major areas of study, such as semantics, phonetics, and applied linguistics, while shorter entries explore topics within these fields, such as code-switching, sound symbolism, and syntactic features. Other brief entries define key terms or provide biographical sketches of important linguists such as Leonard Bloomfield, Roman Jakobson, and Edward Sapir. Language lists, attached to articles on language families, offer detailed information on virtually every known language, from the most widely spoken to those that have as few as two speakers left in the world.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Philosophy of Language
Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Translation
Lexicography
Writing Systems
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Language Acquisition
Literary Stylistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195139771
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Pages: 2218
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