Solving Language Problems

From General to Applied Linguistics

Edited by R.R.K. Hartmann

Solving Language Problems

Edited by R.R.K. Hartmann

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

224 pages | 8-7/10 x 5-4/5 | © 1996
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780859894845 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The combination of a clearly written survey of the key areas in linguistics, together with analysis of recent problem-based developments in the field, make this book the ideal introduction to applied linguistic studies.  There is also a detailed bibliography and a terminological index.

Subjects covered:

- semantics
- grammar
- phonetics and phonology
- discourse
- psycholinguistics
- sociolinguistics
- language teaching and testing
- lexicography
- computers in applied linguistics

This book will be useful to undergraduates, and their professors, in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics.  It also provides a straightforward guide to the subject for postgraduates studying linguistics as part of courses in English and modern languages; psychology; lexicography; and computer science.
1. The Character of the Earliest English Dictionaries

2. Figurative Words: Modern Practice and the Origins of a Labelling Tradition

3. Common Words: John Kersey and the First General Dictionary of English

4. Dialect Words in General Dictionaries

5. Old Words: Defining Obsolescence

6. Literary Words: Blount's Glossographia and Sir Thomas Browne

7. Setting up a New Bilingual Vernacular Dictionary: Henry Hexham (1647)

8. Style Markers: Early Bilingual Dictionaries and English Usage

9. Fixing the Spelling: Errour and Honor in Johnson and Bailey

10. Phrasel Verbs: Dr Johnson's Use of Bilingual Sources

11. A Dictionary Compiler at Work in the Sixteenth Century

12. Alphabetization in Early Dictionaries of English

13. An Eighteenth-Century Bilingualized Learners' Dictionary

14. Secondary Documentation in Historical Lexicography

15. Dictionary Criticism

16. Bilingual Dictionaries with Dutch: a Case Study in European Lexicography
Review Quotes
The Journal of Indo-European Studies

“This book combines an analysis of current problem-based issues with a reliable survey of the basic points in modern linguistics, making it a valuable guide in applied linguistics.” –The Journal of Indo-European Studies, 1998

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