The Linguistics Encyclopedia is a single-volume Encyclopedia covering all major and subsidiary areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. The seventy nine articles provide in-depth coverage of the topics and sub-topics of the field, 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 new edition includes ten completely new articles, introducing new areas like slang language and new technologies. Articles from the previous edition have also been thoroughly updated.
Professor Kirsten Malmkjaer is Director of the Translation studies Programme at the University of Leicester , UK. She is editor of Target: International Journal of Translation studies.
‘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