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Most popular Lexicography books

The most popular Lexicography books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
The making of the "Oxford English Dictionary" was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the "OED's" editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him.
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Dictionary Wars: The American Fight over the English Language
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Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology
Lexicology is the branch of linguistics that studies all aspects of the vocabulary of a particular language. Serving as an introduction to the lexicology of modern English, this book provides an account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development of vocabulary over time. It examines what words are and how they are made up.
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Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use around the World
An illustrated guide to more than 850 gestures and their meanings around the world, from a nod of the head to a click of the heels.
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Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction
Dictionaries are far more than works which list the words and meanings of a language. In this Very Short Introduction Lynda Mugglestone takes a look at how dictionaries are made, considering how they reflect the dominant social and cultural assumptions of the time in which they were written.
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Word Detective: A Life in Words: From Serendipity to Selfie
The story of words, cultures, the OED and John Simpson, a word detective with thirty-seven years of dictionary experience and twenty years as Chief Editor of the world's most important dictionary
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English Loan Translations in Polish: Word-formation Patterns, Lexicalization, Idiomaticity and Institutionalization
This book on language contact explores word-formation patterns, lexicalization, idiomaticity and institutionalization of loan translations (calques). It includes a typology of loan translations, loan identification criteria, and a dictionary of over 500 loan translations from English.
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Vermittlung Der Italienischen Fachsprache Der Kunstgeschichte Und Der Archaeologie
Das Buch untersucht ein praxisorientiertes Kursmodell fur die Vermittlung des Italienischen als Fachsprache von Kunstgeschichte und Archaologie zum Anfangerniveau. Es stellt die Ergebnisse einer an Hochschulen durchgefuhrten Unterrichtsforschung dar. Neben dem innovativen Lehr-Lernkonzept bietet es eine Auswahl an erprobtem Lehr- und Lernmaterial.
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Lexicon: An Introduction
This book provides an introduction to the study of words, and how we use words to create meaning. It offers an accessible description of the main properties of words and the organizational principles of the lexicon, based on theoretical accounts and extensive empirical data.
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Impossible Persons
A groundbreaking, comprehensive formal theory of grammatical person that recasts its empirical foundations and re-envisions its theoretical core.
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Lexical Collocations in Bilingual Dictionaries
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Oxford Handbook of Persian Linguistics
The proposed handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics, discusses its development, and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within its major subfields. It covers topics including the history and typology of Persian, phonology, syntax, lexicography, language contact, and psycholinguistics.
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Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. Drawing extensively on archival and other sources, it traces the conception of the idea of the Dictionary in the 1850s right up to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond.
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Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change
A book that uses domain-general learning theory to explain recurrent trajectories of language change.
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Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being
How embracing untranslatable terms for well-being-from the Finnish sisu to the Yiddish mensch-can enrich our emotional understanding and experience.
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Machine Translation
A concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and major players in the industry.
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Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon
Featuring numerous updates, revisions, and enhanced coverage, Words in the Mind: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon, 4th Edition, present the latest state of our knowledge about the ways we learn words, remember them, understand them, and find the ones we want to use.
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Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange: Theories, Methods and Challenges
Provides an accessible introduction to some of the methods and theoretical approaches for investigating foreign language interaction and exchange in online environments. This book presents an overview on issues in virtual, intercultural and multimodal research contexts. It includes overviews of varying approaches and extensive literature reviews.
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English Nouns: The Ecology of Nominalization
English Nouns explores the mechanisms by which English nominalizations come to have a variety of readings depending on their syntactic context. It debunks previous syntactic treatments using data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (Davies, 2008) and proposes a lexical semantic analysis within Lieber's Lexical Semantic Framework (2004).
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Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication
The latest edition of a popular introductory linguistics text, now including a section on computational linguistics, new non-English examples, quizzes for each chapter, and additional special topics.
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Situations and Syntactic Structures: Rethinking Auxiliaries and Order in English
A new theory of the syntax-semantics interface that relies on hierarchical orderings in language, with the English auxiliary system as its empirical ground.
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Dash-The Other Side of Absolute Knowing
An argument that what is usually dismissed as the "mystical shell" of Hegel's thought-the concept of absolute knowledge-is actually its most "rational kernel."
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Translingual Words: An East Asian Lexical Encounter with English
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Lexicon
An accessible introduction to lexical structure and design, and the relation of the lexicon to grammar as a whole. The Lexicon can be used for introductory and advanced courses, and includes a range of exercises and in-class activities designed to engage students, and help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need.
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Lexical Conflict: Theory and Practice
Lexical Conflict combines theoretical and applied linguistic perspectives to explore the lexical richness of over 100 world languages. The text systematises cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences, and then formulates strategies of lexicographic treatment across these differences, building a foundation for the establishment of similar solutions in other branches of applied linguistics.
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Researching Vocabulary: A Vocabulary Research Manual
The book overviews a wide range of vocabulary research methodologies, and offers practical advice on how to carry out valid and reliable research on first and second language vocabulary. It includes a Resources section which outlines the lexical tests, corpora, software, internet sites, and other resources available to vocabulary researchers.
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Words and Their Meaning
An examination of the rise of the English dictionary, the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage and public attitudes towards them. The advantages of a thesaurus-like approach over the traditional format are discussed.
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Life of Samuel Johnson
A biography of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature.
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Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary: With additional material from A Thesaurus of Old English
The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is the largest thesaurus in the world and the first historical thesaurus to be compiled in any language. Based on the sense inventory of the OED (2/e), it contains every word in English from Old English to the present day, allowing users to find words connected in meaning throughout the history of the language.
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Origins of Human Communication
A leading expert on evolution and communication presents an empirically based theory of the evolutionary origins of human communication that challenges the dominant Chomskian view.
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Lexical Priming in Spoken English Usage
This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.
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Investigating Lexis: Vocabulary Teaching, ESP, Lexicography and Lexical Innovation
Lexical research plays a central role in present-day linguistics.
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Two-Tiered Theory of Control
A theory of control, equally grounded in syntax and semantics, that argues that obligatory control is achieved either through predication or through logophoric anchoring.
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Handbook of Terminology: Volume 1
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Birdsong, Speech, and Language: Exploring the Evolution of Mind and Brain
Prominent scholars consider the cognitive and neural similarities between birdsong and human speech and language.
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Widespread Idioms in Europe and Beyond: Toward a Lexicon of Common Figurative Units
Suitable for academic teaching and further research in the fields of phraseology and figurative language, areal and contact linguistics, and European cultural studies, this book answers significant questions regarding hitherto vague ideas about the phraseological similarities between European languages and their cultural foundation.
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English at: An Integrated Semantic Analysis
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Incorporation of Nigerian Signs in Deaf Education in Nigeria: A Pilot Study Part 1 and 2
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Contiguity Theory
An argument that the word order of a given language is largely predictable from independently observable facts about its phonology and morphology.
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Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology
The typological classification of languages is an important research area, and impacts on many other subfields of linguistics, in explaining why languages are the way they are. This Handbook provides a state-of-the art survey of theories and methods used in linguistic typology, and the conclusions we can draw from them.
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Mapping English Metaphor Through Time
This volume offers an empirical and diachronic investigation of the foundations and nature of metaphor in English, based on evidence from The Historical Thesaurus of English. It offers case studies of a number of semantic domains and provides a significant step forward in the data-driven understanding of metaphor.
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Impossible Persons
A groundbreaking, comprehensive formal theory of grammatical person that recasts its empirical foundations and re-envisions its theoretical core.
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Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences
A wide-ranging generative analysis of the typology of possession sentences, solving long-standing puzzles in their syntax and semantics.
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Final-Over-Final Condition: A Syntactic Universal
An examination of the evidence for and the theoretical implications of a universal word order constraint, with data from a wide range of languages.
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Routledge Handbook of Lexicography
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Multiple Perspectives on Terminological Variation
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Lectures on Legal Linguistics
This book describes law from the perspective of its language. The author proposes a theory of the legal language as language used in legally relevant communicational situations. He focuses on legal-linguistic operations such as legal argumentation and legal interpretation that steer the legal discourse.
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Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being
How embracing untranslatable terms for well-being-from the Finnish sisu to the Yiddish mensch-can enrich our emotional understanding and experience.
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Understanding Metaphor through Corpora: A Case Study of Metaphors in Nineteenth Century Writing
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Life of Samuel Johnson