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299 pages
8 x 5 inches
Exeter Language and Lexicography
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (January 1999)
ISBN-13 9780859896115
ISBN-10 0859896110
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Paperback (January 1999)
ISBN-13 9780859896207
ISBN-10 085989620X
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Language and Linguistics
Living Words
Language, Lexicography and the Knowledge Revolution
by Tom McArthur
In this unique and entertaining collection of articles, a noted scholar and compiler of key works of reference reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography and the breath-taking developments show more
   about the author

Tom McArthur is an independent writer, editor, consultant and broadcaster, and editor of English Today: the international review of the English language, the quarterly review published by Cambridge University show more
   table of contents

Living words: "bagaba" and "carcari" - or the paradox at the heart of language
Rhythm, rhyme, and reason - the power of the patterned sound
The power of words - pressure, prejudice, and politics in our vocabularies and dictionaries

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"There are many valuable insights in this collection of papers...The articles in this collection will fascinate lexicographers."
International Journal of Lexicography, Vol. 13, No 2, 2000
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