LINGUIST List 9.1039

Thu Jul 16 1998

Books: Reference

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  • Matthew Papa, REFERENCE

    Message 1: REFERENCE

    Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:00:15 -0400
    From: Matthew Papa <>
    Subject: REFERENCE

    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 For more information on these and other titles from: ROUTLEDGE London * New York in North America: elsewhere:

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    1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter