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Words, meaning and vocabulary : an introduction to modern English lexicology

Author: Howard Jackson; Etienne Zé Amvela
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, Howard, 1945-
Words, meaning and vocabulary.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(OCoLC)607525983
Online version:
Jackson, Howard, 1945-
Words, meaning and vocabulary.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(OCoLC)607858308
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jackson; Etienne Zé Amvela
ISBN: 9780826490179 0826490174 9780826490186 0826490182 9781847146250 1847146252
OCLC Number: 76363110
Notes: Previous edition: 2000.
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What is lexicology? --
1.1. Lexicology defined --
1.2. Lexicology as a level of language analysis --
1.3. The structure of English vocabulary --
1.4. Summary --
2. Where do English words come from? --
2.1. The origin of English --
2.2. Historical development of English vocabulary --
2.3. Native English vocabulary --
2.4. The process of borrowing --
2.5. Creating new English words --
2.6. Characteristics of modern English vocabulary --
3. The word --
3.1. The notion of word --
3.2. Word meaning --
3.3. Polysemy --
3.4. Homonymy --
3.5. Multiword lexemes --
4. Word formation --
4.1. Why study word-formation processes? --
4.2. Inflection and derivation --
4.3. Inflectional affixes --
4.4. Derivational affixes --
4.5. Compounds --
4.6. Other word-formation processes. 5. Meaning relations --
5.1. What are 'meaning relations'? --
5.2. Synonymy --
5.3. Antonymy --
5.4. Hyponymy and meronymy --
5.5. Analysing meaning --
5.6. Collocation --
6. Words in use --
6.1. Vocabularies --
6.2. National and regional vocabularies --
6.3. Jargon --
6.4. Sub-cultures --
6.5. Style --
6.6. Restricted languages --
7. Investigating vocabulary --
7.1. What might we want to find out? --
7.2. How do we find out? --
7.3. Electronic resources --
7.4. Tools of analysis --
7.5. MRDs, LDBs and LKBs --
7.6. Www --
8. Words in dictionaries --
8.1. Repositories of words --
8.2. Information about words --
8.3. How do dictionaries decide? --
8.4. Meaning --
8.5. Dictionaries and vocabulary --
8.6. Lexicology and lexicography.
Responsibility: Howard Jackson, Etienne Zé Amvela.
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