Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780859894845 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Solving Language Problems

From General to Applied Linguistics

Edited by R.R.K. Hartmann

Solving Language Problems

Edited by R.R.K. Hartmann

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

224 pages | 8-7/10 x 5-4/5 | © 1996
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780859894845 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The combination of a clearly written survey of the key areas in linguistics, together with analysis of recent problem-based developments in the field, make this book the ideal introduction to applied linguistic studies.  There is also a detailed bibliography and a terminological index.

Subjects covered:

- semantics
- grammar
- phonetics and phonology
- discourse
- psycholinguistics
- sociolinguistics
- language teaching and testing
- lexicography
- computers in applied linguistics

This book will be useful to undergraduates, and their professors, in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics.  It also provides a straightforward guide to the subject for postgraduates studying linguistics as part of courses in English and modern languages; psychology; lexicography; and computer science.
1. The Character of the Earliest English Dictionaries

2. Figurative Words: Modern Practice and the Origins of a Labelling Tradition

3. Common Words: John Kersey and the First General Dictionary of English

4. Dialect Words in General Dictionaries

5. Old Words: Defining Obsolescence

6. Literary Words: Blount’s Glossographia and Sir Thomas Browne

7. Setting up a New Bilingual Vernacular Dictionary: Henry Hexham (1647)

8. Style Markers: Early Bilingual Dictionaries and English Usage

9. Fixing the Spelling: Errour and Honor in Johnson and Bailey

10. Phrasel Verbs: Dr Johnson’s Use of Bilingual Sources

11. A Dictionary Compiler at Work in the Sixteenth Century

12. Alphabetization in Early Dictionaries of English

13. An Eighteenth-Century Bilingualized Learners’ Dictionary

14. Secondary Documentation in Historical Lexicography

15. Dictionary Criticism

16. Bilingual Dictionaries with Dutch: a Case Study in European Lexicography
Review Quotes
The Journal of Indo-European Studies

“This book combines an analysis of current problem-based issues with a reliable survey of the basic points in modern linguistics, making it a valuable guide in applied linguistics.” –The Journal of Indo-European Studies, 1998

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