A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages
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David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phoneticshas long been the standard single-volume reference for its field.Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updatedto reflect the latest terms in the field.
  • Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000entries
  • Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts inphonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics andpsycholinguistics, making it exceptionally comprehensive
  • Incorporates new ideas stemming from the minimalistprogram
  • Contains a separate table of abbreviations and table ofsymbols, along with an updated International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Updates entries to reflect the way established terms are nowperceived in light of changes in the field, providing a uniqueinsight into the historical development of linguistics
  • Remains the standard single-volume reference for the field oflinguistics and phonetics.

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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at theUniversity of Bangor, Wales. He is the author of several benchmarkreference volumes, including The Cambridge Encyclopedia ofLanguage (2009) and The Stories of English(2004).

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