The Cambridge Dictionary of Linguistics

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Linguistics provides concise and clear definitions of all the terms any undergraduate or graduate student is likely to encounter in the study of linguistics and English language or in other degrees involving linguistics, such as modern languages, media studies and translation. lt covers the key areas of syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics and pragmatics but also contains terms from discourse analysis, stylistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and corpus linguistics. It provides entries for 246 languages, including 'major' languages and languages regularly mentioned in research papers and textbooks. Features include cross-referencing between entries and extended entries on some terms. Where appropriate, entries contain illustrative examples from English and other languages and many provide etymologies bringing out the metaphors lying behind the technical terms. Also available is an electronic version of the dictionary which includes 'clickable' cross-referencing.

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Linguistics provides concise and clear definitions of all of the terms an undergraduate or graduate student is likely to encounter in the study of linguistics and English language. An electronic version of the dictionary is also available, which includes 'clickable' cross-referencing.

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Keith Brown is an affiliated lecturer in the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. He taught linguistics at the University of Edinburgh from 1965 to 1979 and then at the University of Essex. He is a former chair of the LAGB and President of the Philological Society. His major research interest is in English Grammar. His previous publications include Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure, Second Edition (with Jim Miller, 1991) and he is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition (2005).

Jim Miller is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. He taught linguistics at the University of Edinburgh from 1967 to 2003 and the University of Auckland, 2003 to 2007. His major research interests are the grammar and discourse organisation of spontaneous spoken language and how they differ from written language, and grammatical categories, especially case, tense and aspect. He is the author of A Critical Introduction to Syntax (2011) and Spontaneous Spoken Language: Syntax and Discourse (with Regina Weinert, 2009).

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