The Linguistics Encyclopedia has been thoroughly revised and updated and a substantial new introduction, which forms a concise history of the field, has been added.
The volume offers comprehensive coverage of the major and subsidiary fields of linguistic study. Entries are alphabetically arranged and extensively cross-referenced, and include suggestions for further reading.
New entries include:
Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Contrastive Linguistics; Cross-Linguistic Study; Forensic Linguistics; Stratificational Linguistics.
Recommissioned or substantially revised entries include:
Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Discourse; Genre Analysis; Psycholinguistics; Language acquisition; Morphology; Articulatory Phonetics; Grammatical Models and Theories; Stylistics; Sociolinguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis.
For anyone with an academic or professional interest in language, The Linguistics Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool.
Dr Kirsten Malmkjaer is Curriculum Leader for the MA Theory and Practice of Translation at the University of Middlesex.