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Words and their meaning

Author: Howard Jackson
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1988.
Series: Learning about language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, Howard, 1945-
Words and their meaning.
London ; New York : Longman, 1988
(OCoLC)580243733
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jackson
ISBN: 0582291542 9780582291546
OCLC Number: 15659733
Description: viii, 279 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: What is a word? --
Where did English words come from? --
Dictionaries : the repositories of words --
Words and the world --
Words and words --
Analysing word meanings --
Meaning from combinations --
Why dictionaries? --
How to define a word --
More than meaning --
Different dictionaries --
Especially for the learner --
Who uses a dictionary for what? --
Not alphabetical --
The craft of lexicography --
Lexicology, lexicography and semantics.
Series Title: Learning about language.
Responsibility: Howard Jackson.

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