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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:
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