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Chinese Linguistics: An Introduction


Giorgio Francesco Arcodia, Bianca Basciano

December 2021

This volume provides a broad introduction to Chinese linguistics. It offers an accessible synthesis of the most relevant topics in the field both for researchers and scholars on China studies and for linguists, including those with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese.

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Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy


Jeffrey Punske, Nathan Sanders, Amy V. Fountain

August 2020

This book is the first to explore the varied ways in which invented languages can be used to teach languages and linguistics in university courses. Renowned scholars and junior researchers show how using invented languages can appeal to a wider range of students, and can help those students to develop the fundamental skills of linguistic analysis.

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Linguistic Typology


Jae Jung Song

January 2018

Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology. It draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which meaning and expression are achieved in the world's languages.

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Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction


John C. Maher

May 2017

Very Short Introductions

John C. Maher explains why societies everywhere have become more multilingual, despite the disappearance of hundreds of the world languages. He considers our notion of language as national or cultural identities, and discusses why nations cluster and survive around particular languages even as some territories pursue autonomy or nationhood.

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Slang: A Very Short Introduction


Jonathon Green

February 2016

Very Short Introductions

What words qualify as slang? Should slang be acknowledged as a language in itself? And what does the digital revolution mean for the future of slang? In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathon Green addresses these questions, considering the etymology, dating, and spelling of the words that have invaded and shaped the English language.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third Edition


P. H. Matthews

March 2014

Oxford Quick Reference

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology


T. F. Hoad

June 1993

Oxford Quick Reference

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