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An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages, David Crystal

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An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages
Title
An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The aim of this book is to provide a succinct, accessible and comprehensive guide to linguistic concepts and names. 'Linguistic' here does not mean the technical terminology of linguistic sciences, but language in a more everyday sense. Terms are drawn from the various applied areas of language study, such as language teaching, speech pathology, stylistics, typography, and lexicography, as well as from core topics such as grammar, figures of speech, and basic phonetics
  • The dictionary sets out to answer questions people are likely to ask about language, such as 'Which language(s) do they speak in such-a-country' (all the countries of the world are included), and 'How many people speak X?' (several hundred languages are included). There are entries on 'knowledge about language', and 'LINC', and the ongoing developments in corpus compilation (COBUILD, British National Corpus). A great deal of background is given to the language profiles
  • (E.g. early literary history). Pronunciations of language names (and of several other terms) are given. A small number of entries deal with linguistics, in particular the main schools of thought and basic concepts (e. g. competence, morphology). Abbreviations are included. In all, there are almost 2750 entries and there are c. 5000 cross-references, to give readers a wide range of access points to the information. Carefully chosen illustrations show things that cannot
  • Easily be expressed in text, such as alphabets. A selection of cartoons reinforces the author's conviction that language study can be fun
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
410/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
P29
LC item number
.C68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Blackwell reference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Langage et langues
  • Linguistique
  • Langues
  • Dictionnaires
  • Linguistique
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Taalwetenschap
  • Linguistik
  • Wörterbuch
  • Sprache
  • Langage et langues - Dictionnaires anglais
  • Linguistique - Dictionnaires anglais
  • Linguistik
  • Sprache
  • Wörterbuch
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
Label
An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages, David Crystal
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Publication
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Spine title: An encyclopedic dictionary of language & languages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26672221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780631176527
Lccn
92034195
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o26672221
  • (OCoLC)26672221
Label
An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages, David Crystal
Publication
Note
Spine title: An encyclopedic dictionary of language & languages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26672221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780631176527
Lccn
92034195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26672221
  • (OCoLC)26672221

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