Linguistics readings

What is Linguistics?

It is the study of these knowledge systems in all their aspects: how is such a knowledge system structured, how is it acquired, how is it used in the production and comprehension of messages, how does it change over time? Linguists consequently are concerned with a number of particular questions about the nature of language. What properties do all human languages have in common? How do languages differ, and to what extent are the differences systematic, i.e. can we find patterns in the differences? How do children acquire such complete knowledge of a language in such a short time? What are the ways in which languages can change over time, and are there limitations to how languages change? What is the nature of the cognitive processes that come into play when we produce and understand language?

How can we help you?

The following selection of books is our proposal for readings about Linguistics where you can find and consult useful material related to this area.

Manual of Specialised Lexicography

Henning Bergenholtz, Sven Tarp  Manual of Specialised Lexicography: The preparation of specialised dictionaries (1984)

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker  The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (1994)

Lexical change in present-day English

Roswitha Fischer  Lexical change in present-day English: A corpus-based study of the motivation, institutionalization, and productivity of creative neologisms (1996)

Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Steven Pinker  Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language (1999)

The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics

Ruslan Mitkov  The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics (2003)

Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English

D. Gary MILLER Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry (2006)

Linguistics in the Courtroom: A Practical Guide

Roger W. Shuy  Linguistics in the Courtroom: A Practical Guide (2006)

The Multilingual Internet

Brenda Danet, Susan C. Herring  The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (2007)

Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet

Daniel Pimienta, Daneiel Prado,
Alvaro Blanco

Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet: balance and perspectives (2009)

Lingua franca: Chimera or Reality?

European Commission Lingua franca: Chimera or Reality? (2010)

Clear writing throughout Europe

European Commission, Directorate General for Translation
Proceedings of the conference: ‘Clear writing throughout Europe’ (2010)

eLexicography in the 21st century

Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot  eLexicography in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Applications (2010)

Study on lawmaking in the EU multilingual environment

Réka Somssich, Judit Várnai, Anna Bérczi Study on lawmaking in the EU multilingual environment (2010)

Specialised Languages in the Global Village

Carmen Pérez-Llantada and Maida Watson  Specialised Languages in the Global Village: A Multi-Perspective Approach (2011)

Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU

European Commission
Mapping best multilingual business practices in the EU (2011)

Interinstitutional Style Guide

European Union Interinstitutional Style Guide (2011)

Statistical Laws Governing Fluctuations in Word Use from Word Birth to Word Death

Petersen Alexander M, Joel, Tenenbaum Shlomo Havlin, H. Eugene Stanley
Statistical Laws Governing Fluctuations in Word Use from Word Birth to Word Death (2011)

The Sage Handbook of Soclinguistics

Ruth Wodak, Barbara Johnstone, Paul E Kerswill The Sage Handbook of Soclinguistics (2011)

Intercomprehension

European Commission
Intercomprehension (2012)

Study on language and translation in international law and EU law

European Commission
Study on language and translation in international law and EU law (2012)

Cognitive Linguistics and Translation

Ana Rojo, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antu Ano  Cognitive Linguistics and Translation (2013)

Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices

David Barton, Carmen Lee Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices (2013)

Europe’s Languages in the Digital Age

META-NET
Europe’s Languages in the
Digital Age (2013)

Language, Boarders and Identity

Dominic Watt and Carmen Llamas Language, Boarders and Identity (2014)

Languages for Special Purposes in a Multilingual, Transcultural World

Gerhard Budin, Vesna Lušicky
Languages for Special Purposes in a Multilingual, Transcultural World (2014)

International Journal of Lexicography

Oxford Journals
International Journal of Lexicography (2015)

 

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