Lexicography

    Small Dictionaries and Curiosity

    By John Considine

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    This book tells the story of the first European wordlists of minority and unofficial languages and dialects, from the end of the Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century. It explores not just the languages and the wordlists themselves, but also the lives of those who created them and their...

    It's Been Said Before

    By Orin Hargraves

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    In this book, Orin Hargraves provides a concise and lively guide to the most abused phrases in the English language today.

    Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

    By Peter Gilliver

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    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...

    Contiguity Theory: Volume 73

    By Norvin Richards

    Hardback £36.63

    An argument that the word order of a given language is largely predictable from independently observable facts about its phonology and morphology.

    Minimalist Program

    By Noam Chomsky

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    A classic work that situates linguistic theory in the broader cognitive sciences, formulating and developing the minimalist program.

    Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

    By Gabriele Stein

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    Sir Thomas Elyot's Latin-English dictionary became the leading work of its kind. Gabriele Stein examines its principles, methods, and organization, and the texts and authors Elyot used as sources. She considers the book's impact on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century dictionaries and assesses its place in Renaissance lexicography.

    The Last Word: More Words We Use and Don\'t Use

    By Diarmaid O' Muirithe

    Hardback £15.65

    From his vast store, here is a bumper collection of Diarmaid O Muirithe's favourite words and phrases and their origins, among them be-the-hokey, barn-brack, break-a-leg, canoodle, hullabaloo, squaw and your goose is cooked.

    Statistical Methods in Language and Linguistic Research

    By Pascual Cantos Gomez

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    Shows how quantitative methods and statistical techniques can supplement qualitative analyses of language. This book presents some mathematical and statistical properties of natural languages, and introduces some of the quantitative methods which are of the most value in working empirically with texts and corpora.

    Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

    By Lynda Mugglestone

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    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.

    The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

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    This book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the linguistics and psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families.

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