1st Edition

An Encyclopedia of Language

Edited By

N.E. Collinge





ISBN 9780415755078
Published April 21, 2014 by Routledge
1032 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

* Examines how language works, accounting for its nature, its use, its study and its history
* Two comprehensive indexes of Topics and Technical Terms, and Names
* Carefully illustrated to explain key points in the text

`This rich repository of information on all aspects of language is a must for all libraries in higher education, schools and larger public libraries.' - Library Review
`Each article has an excellent bibliography. In addition, there are comprehensive indexes of topics and technical terms and names. Highly recommended for all college and general public libraries.' - Choice
`This important book is in many ways a state-of-the -art survey of current conceptions of, and approaches to, language, with generous references to more detailed sources. Each chapter has a good bibliography.' - Language International
`A comprehensive guide ... with very thorough bibliographies ... Collinge's Encyclopedia is recommended to academic libraries.' - Reference Reviews
`The bibliographies are an invaluable aid ... the editor is to be congratulated for having done an excellent job ... there are virtually no areas of language and linguistics that do not get a look in somewhere, and there is good signposting in the text itself.' - Nigel Vincent, Times Higher Education Supplement

Reviews

`The bibliographies are an invaluable aid ... the editor is to be congratulated for having done an excellent job ... there are virtually no areas of language and linguistics that do not get a look in somewhere, and there is good signposting in the text itself.' - Nigel Vincent, Times Higher Education Supplement

`This rich repository of information on all aspects of language is a must for all libraries in higher education, schools and larger public libraries.' - Library Review

`Required reading ... of outstanding utility to the university student.' - Professor John Honey, Kumamoto University

`A comprehensive guide ... with very thorough bibliographies ... Collinge's Encyclopedia is recommended to academic libraries.' - Reference Reviews

`The sequencing of the chapters, the informative chapter headings, and the excellent indexes, all contribute to its cohesion. This important book is in many ways a state-of-the -art survey of current conceptions of, and approaches to, language, with generous references to more detailed sources. Each chapter has a good bibliography.' - Language International

`Each article has an excellent bibliography. In addition, there are comprehensive indexes of topics and technical terms and names. Highly recommended for all college and general public libraries.' - Choice

`This Encyclopaedia's thoroughness and breadth of coverage is impressive.' - Lingua

`All academic libraries should stock a copy.' - English Today

`It is clear that Collinge has carefully edited a volume where interdisciplinary knowledge about language is presented formally, yet elegantly. This text should have a wide readership: linguists will find in it pleasant echoes of their thoughts and those of their colleagues; students of language will find it interesting and comprehensive; and the general public will find in it many answers to questions they may, or may not, have asked.' - Ivan Dihoff, The Modern Language Journal