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The Oxford handbook of the word

Author: John R Taylor
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This handbook addresses words in all their multifarious aspects and brings together scholars from every relevant discipline to do so. The many subjects covered include word frequencies; sounds and sound symbolism; the structure of words; taboo words; lexical borrowing; words in dictionaries and thesauri; word origins and change; place and personal names; nicknames; taxonomies; word acquisition and bilingualism;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Taylor
ISBN: 9780199641604 0199641609
OCLC Number: 893409103
Description: xviii, 864 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The lure of words ; 2. How many words are there? ; 3. Dictionaries ; 4. Words and thesauri ; 5. Word frequencies ; 6. Word length ; 7. Which words do you need? ; 8. Words in second language learning and teaching ; 9. The structure of words ; 10. Word categories ; 11. Words as grammatical units ; 12. Words as phonological units ; 13. The word as a universal category ; 14. Word meaning ; 15. Words as names of categories ; 16. Terminologies and taxonomies ; 17. Lexical relations ; 18. Comparing lexicons cross-linguistically ; 19. Words as carriers of cultural meaning ; 20. Multi-word idioms ; 21. Words and their neighbours ; 22. Taboo words ; 23. Sound symbolism ; 24. Etymology ; 25. How words (and vocabularies) change ; 26. Borrowing words ; 27. Lexical layers ; 28. Word associations ; 29. Accessing words ; 30. The bilingual lexicon ; 31. First words ; 32. How infants find words ; 33. Roger Brown's 'original word game' ; 34. Names ; 35. Personal names ; 36. Place and other names ; 37. Nicknames ; 38. Choosing a name: How name givers' feelings influence name selection ; 39. Words and neuropsychological disorders ; 40. Verbal humour ; 41. Word puzzles ; 42. Do words exist? And if not, why do we believe that they do?
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by John R. Taylor.

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