The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will ...

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521516983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 524

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This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. • All language statistics have been updated, and additional information provided about their linguistic affiliation • All topics involving technology have been revised to take account of recent developments, notably in phonetics, language disability, and computing • Maps have been revised to include new countries or country names • Special attention has been paid to fast-moving areas such as language teaching and learning • The text design has been completely updated with many new illustrations throughout

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 506

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Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other references. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-40179-8 First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-59655-6 David Crystal is a leading authority on language, and author of many books, including most recently Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), Language and the Internet (Cambridge, 2001) and Language Death (Cambridge, 2000). An internationally renowned writer, journal editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language.

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

New York: Harper and Row. Crystal D (1995). The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Denison D (1998). 'Syntax.' In Romaine S (ed.). 92–329. Finegan E (2001). 'Usage.' In Algeo J (ed.).

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080877753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1320

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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia

English as a Global Language

DAVID CRYSTAL is one of the world's foremost authorities on language . He is author of the hugely successful Cambridge encyclopedia of language ( 1987 ; second edition 1997 ) , Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language ( 1995 ) ...

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521530323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Explores the history, current status, and potential of English as an international language of communication, featuring in the new edition coverage of English on the Internet and the concept of an English "family" of languages. Simultaneous. (Language)

Language and the Internet

DAVID CRYSTAL is one of the world's foremost authorities on language , and as editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia database he has used the Internet for research purposes from its earliest manifestations . His work for a high technology ...

Author: Honorary Professor of Linguistics David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521802123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The first popular examination of language on the Internet by a leading authority.

Language Death

Language death The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern , not only among linguists and ... He is author of the hugely successful Cambridge encyclopedia of language ...

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Looks at the reasons languages fall into disuse and often become extinct.

Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

It can take over some of the internal functions of other languages in a country ( e.g. in business , mass media ) and become the means of the external ... CRYSTAL , D. , 1997 , The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language ( Second edition ) .

Author: Colin Baker

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 758

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This encyclopedia is divided into three sections: individual bilingualism; bilingualism in society and bilingual education. It includes many pictures, graphs, maps and diagrams. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography on bilingualism.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Crystal , D. ( 1987 ) The Cambridge encyclopedia of language , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Lyons , J. ( 1991 ) Chomsky ( 3rd edn ) , London : Fontana . Mann , M. ( 1983 ) Student encyclopedia of sociology , London ...

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332866

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 714

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This reference work deals with all aspects of language teaching and learning and offers a comprehensive range of articles on the subject and its history. Themes covered include: methods and materials; assessment and testing and related disciplines.

Linguistics

Another choice for students might be Crystal's encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages ( see entry 20 ) ... However , it suffers in comparison to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language , another one - volume encyclopedia ( see ...

Author: Anna L. DeMiller

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Thoroughly revised and updated with some 500 new entries- including the addition of pertinent Internet sites-this is the only bibliographic guide to information sources for linguistics. Coverage spans from 1957 to the present, and DeMiller's detailed citations describe and evaluate each work, often offering comparisons to similar titles. Essential to the research and study of general or theoretical linguistics, the book is also indispensable in related areas.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences

This nearly one-million-word volume provides an up-to-date and accessible reference resource on all major aspects of speech and language.

Author: Patrick Colm Hogan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781139144711

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 1021

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This nearly one-million-word volume provides an up-to-date and accessible reference resource on all major aspects of speech and language.