LINGUIST List 9.1039
Thu Jul 16 1998
Editor for this issue: Julie Wilson <julielinguistlist.org>
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Matthew Papa, REFERENCE
Message 1: REFERENCE
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:00:15 -0400
From: Matthew Papa <paparoutledge.com>
George L. Campbell, CONCISE COMPENDIUM OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES
Now available in paperback, The Concise Compendium of the World's
Languages provides clear snapshots of over one hundred languages.
Drawn from the more comprehensive two volume Compendium of the World's
Languages, the articles selected for this volume discuss most
languages spoken today by populations of at least five to ten million
people, as well as minor languages that figure prominently in the
contemporary socio-political context. This combination allows
little-known languages, such as Akan, Navajo, Basque and Zulu, to
figure prominently alongside the mainstream languages such as Arabic,
French, Chinese and Russian. Each entry considers the phonological,
morphological and lexical features of the language it discusses.
Written for language buffs who want to know-in broad outline-how lots
of languages work, this terrific book compiles loads of information in
one affordable volume.
Routledge: 1998: 680 pp
PB: 0 415 16049 9: #D4087: $32.99
R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, DICTIONARY OF LEXICOGRAPHY
Despite the frequency with which dictionaries are unquestioningly
consulted, many have little idea what actually goes into producing
them or how meanings are definitively ascertained. This up-to-date
reference work provides straightforward and forward-looking listings
of lexicographical terms.
Routledge: 1998: 192 pp
CL: 0 415 14143 5: #D5118: $75.00
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