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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Words, Meaning and Vocabulary
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Howard Jackson, By (author) Etienne Ze Amvela
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826490186
    ISBN 10: 0826490182
    Classifications

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    LC classification: PE1571 .J33 2007
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    Thema V1.0: CBD, CFM
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    15 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Briefly reviewed in the Year's work in English Studies journal, vol 89, No. 1
    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.