Lexicology/Vocabulary Products

  • Vocabulary

    Edited by Stuart Webb

    Although there is a long history of research on vocabulary, the vast majority of studies have appeared over the last 30 years. This new reference work will provide a comprehensive source of the most influential findings that will be both a useful starting point for developing knowledge of the field…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • An Introduction to Middle English

    By E.E. Wardale

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

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • 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.…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Edition: The English Language

  • Typological Studies

    Word Order and Relative Clauses

    By Guglielmo Cinque

    In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

  • A Dictionary of the Underworld

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • A New Testament Word Book

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge

  • The A - Z of Nuclear Jargon (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jonathon Green

    First published in 1986, the purpose of this dictionary is to clarify the technology behind nuclear jargon. The entries deal with all areas of nuclear warfare: its strategies and tactics, personnel and weapons systems, arms control and disarmament talks. The terminology of the nuclear age expands…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)

    A Dictionary of Jargon

    By Jonathon Green

    George Orwell coined the term ‘Newspeak’ for his novel 1984, the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries – selected from the slangs and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jonathon Green

    First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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