Lexicology/Vocabulary Products

  • Origin of Kibosh

    Routledge Studies in Etymology

    By Gerald Cohen, Stephen Goranson, Matthew Little

    This is an etymological study of the origins of the word kibosh, which has long been one of the great mysteries of the English language. Unconvincing derivations have been suggested from Yiddish to Gaelic and Italian, and thus far consensus among lexicographers has leaned toward referencing the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary

    A Guide for Research

    By Paweł Szudarski

    Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary provides a practical introduction to using corpus linguistics in vocabulary studies. Using freely available corpus tools, the author provides a step-by-step guide on how corpora can be used to explore key vocabulary-related research questions and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Corpus Linguistics Guides

  • An Introduction to Middle English

    By E.E. Wardale

    First published in 1937, this book supplies a history of the living growth of the English language from Old English to the medieval period. It offers an in-depth study of the growth of vocabulary through literature and social interaction, bringing out the fact that it is chiefly words…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

    Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives

    By Averil Coxhead

    This volume provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and teaching. Focussing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, this book draws on a wide range of literature to explores key issues that include: how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

  • Vocabulary in Language Teaching

    By Joe Barcroft

    This module focuses on the pivotal role of vocabulary in language acquisition, communication, and instruction. It first reviews the nature of vocabulary knowledge, the mental lexicon, and different contexts of vocabulary learning. It then explains how we acquire vocabulary and refine vocabulary…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge
    The Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching

  • New Essays on the Nature of Propositions

    Edited by David Hunter, Gurpreet Rattan

    These are exciting times for philosophical theorizing about propositions, with the last 15 years seeing the development of new approaches and the emergence of new theorists. Propositions have been invoked to explain thought and cognition, the nature and attribution of mental states, language and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • A Dictionary of the Underworld (Routledge Revivals)

    British and American

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Slang

    To-Day and Yesterday

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • A Dictionary of Abbreviations

    With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • A New Testament Word Book (Routledge Revivals)

    A Glossary

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book provides a literary dictionary to the New Testament. The treatment of selected words and phrases is not theological, but lexicographical and etymological. Each entry is introduced by illustrative quotations from the New Testament, and the book provides an…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Towards a Contextual Grammar of English

    The Clause and its Place in the Definition of Sentence

    By Eugene Winter

    This study, first published in 1982, attempts to show that the foundations of a contextual grammar of English must be firmly based on an adequate definition of the sentence. This book will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Routledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916)

    Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout

    By George Crabb

    First published in 1816 and revised in 1916, this edition of George Crabb’s English Synonyms contains the entirety of his most enduring work. The revised edition is supplemented by a large number of words, the applications of which had grown into the language in the preceding years or had taken on…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11
    Routledge

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