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The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia

3rd Edition

Edited by Kirsten Malmkjaer

© 2010 – Routledge

600 pages

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The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia is a single-volume encyclopedia covering all major and subsidiary areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. The 79 entries provide in-depth coverage of the topics and sub-topics of the field. Entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively cross-referenced so the reader can see how areas interrelate. Including a substantial introduction which provides a potted history of linguistics and suggestions for further reading, this is an indispensable reference tool for specialists and non-specialists alike.

This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new entries on:

  • attitudes to language
  • conversation analysis
  • English Language Teaching
  • gesture and language
  • idioms
  • language and advertising
  • language and new technologies
  • linguistics in schools
  • optimality theory
  • research methods in linguistics
  • slang.

The following entries have been recommissioned or substantially revised:

Animals and Language, Artificial Languages, Computational Linguistics to Language Engineering, Contrastive Analysis/Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Dialectology, Discourse Analysis, Dyslexia, Genre Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Intonation, Language and Education, Language, Gender and Sexuality, Language Origins, Language Surveys, Language Universals, Linguistic Typology, Metaphor, Pragmatics, Rhetoric, Semantics, Semiotics, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Systemic-Functional Grammar, Writing Systems.


‘A fascinating, comprehensive, and up-to-date collection of articles on almost every linguistic topic: a valuable sourcebook for anyone interested in language.' - Jean Aitchison, Emeritus Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication, University of Oxford

"This third edition adds 11 entries and substantially revises an additional 27, reflecting both shifting foci in the discipline and the contributions of new technologies to research. Particularly timely are updates on corpus linguistics, dialectology, natural language engineering, and research methods, where change is occurring rapidly. The present work distinguishes itself as the only recent single-volume encyclopedia to deliver lengthy, contextualizing essays on discipline subfields. Sufficient change has occurred since the previous edition to make this a worthwhile purchase. Recommended." -- CHOICE

About the Editor

Kirsten Malmkjær studied English and Philosophy and completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham. She worked at the Universities of Birmingham and Cambridge before taking up her post as Professor of Translation Studies and Literary Translation at Middlesex University in 1999.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias