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Lexicology : a short introduction

Author: M A K Halliday; Colin Yallop
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
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Presents a concise survey of lexicology. This book surveys the study of words, providing an overview of basic issues in defining and understanding the word as a unit of language. It also examines the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halliday, M.A.K. (Michael Alexander Kirkwood), 1925-
Lexicology.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(OCoLC)608392002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A K Halliday; Colin Yallop
ISBN: 9780826494788 0826494781 082649479X 9780826494795
OCLC Number: 72868591
Description: vi, 117 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Lexicology / M.A.K. Halliday --
1.1. What is a word? --
1.2. Methods in lexicology : the dictionary --
1.3. Methods in lexicology : the thesaurus --
1.4. History of lexicology : India, China, the Islamic world, Europe --
1.5. Evolution of the dictionary and the thesaurus in England --
Ch. 2. Words and meaning / Colin Yallop --
2.1. Words in language --
2.2. Words and meaning --
2.3. Etymology --
2.4. Prescription --
2.5. A social view of language and meaning --
2.6. Saussure and Firth --
2.7. Cognitive linguistics --
2.8. Language and reality --
2.9. Language and languages --
2.10. Translation --
Ch. 3. The future of lexicology / M.A.K. Halliday --
3.1. Recent developments in lexicology.
Responsibility: M.A.K. Halliday and Colin Yallop.

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