By (author) Howard Jackson
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Lexicography by Howard Jackson
Book DescriptionThis book is an accessible introduction to lexicography - the study of dictionaries. Dictionaries are used at home and at school, cited in law courts, sermons and parliament, and referred to by crossword addicts and Scrabble players alike. Lexicography provides a detailed overview of the history, types and content of these essential references. Howard Jackson analyzes a wide range of dictionaries, from those for native speakers to thematic dictionaries and those on CD-ROM, to reveal the ways in which dictionaries fulfil their dual function of describing the vocabulary of English and providing a useful and accessible reference resource. Beginning with an introduction to the terms used in lexicology to describe words and vocabulary, and offering summaries and suggestions for further reading, Lexicography: An Introduction is highly student-friendly. It is ideal for anyone with an interest in the development and use of dictionaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415231732
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Suitable for those studying language for the first time. This book includes topics such as discourse analysis, language acquisition, language change, and the history of English, together with examinations of different modes of discourse as well as the components of language itself. It features chapter summaries, study questions, and case studies.
Good Grammar for Students, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Howard Jackson
Many students set out in further and higher education with little grounding in the skills required for academic writing. This practical guide will give students a command of grammar, spelling and punctuation, enabling them to improve the quality and accuracy of their writing. It also includes tips on avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls.
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Author Biography - Howard Jackson
Howard Jackson is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Central England, Birmingham.
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