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Words, Meaning and Vocabulary By Howard Jackson

Words, Meaning and Vocabulary

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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 account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development of vocabulary over time. It examines what words are and how they are made up.

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Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology by Howard Jackson

This textbook is a systematic and accessible introduction to the lexicology of modern English. Lexicology is the branch of linguistics that studies all aspects of the vocabulary of a particular language. The book provides an account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development of vocabulary over time. It examines: What are words? Where do English words come from? How are words made up? How do words 'mean'? How are words used? How can words be investigated? This new edition of the best-selling textbook has been revised and updated throughout. A new chapter has been added, and chapters on dictionaries and corpus linguistics have been updated. Lists of exercises and figures, summaries of content at the beginning of each chapter, a revised list of suggestions for further reading, and a new glossary have been added. Words, Meaning and Vocabulary is an essential introduction to lexicology for undergraduate students.

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Briefly reviewed in the Year's work in English Studies journal, vol 89, No. 1

About Howard Jackson


Howard Jackson is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the School of English at the University of Central England in Birmingham. Etienne Ze Amvela is Vice-Rector in charge of Inspection at the University of Yaounde I and Head of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Douala, Cameroon.

Table of Contents


List of figures; List of exercises; Preface to the Second Edition; 1. What is Lexicology?; 2. Where do English Words Come From?; 3. The Word; 4. Word Formation; 5. Meaning Relations; 6. Words in Use; 7. Investigating Vocabulary; 8. Words in Dictionaries; Key to Exercises; Glossary.

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GOR004484657
Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology by Howard Jackson
Howard Jackson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-03-01
240
0826490182
9780826490186
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