Words, Meaning and Vocabulary An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology

ISBN-10: 0826490182

ISBN-13: 9780826490186

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Howard Jackson, Etienne Z� Amvela, Jackson

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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Howard Jackson is Professor of English Language & Linguistics and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, at the University of Central England in Birmingham

List of figures
List of exercises
Dedication
Preface
Preface to the second edition
What is lexicology?
Lexicology defined
Lexicology as a level of language analysis
The structure of English vocabulary
Summary
Where do English words come from?
The origin of English
Historical development of English vocabulary
Native English vocabulary
The process of borrowing
Creating new English words
Characteristics of modern English vocabulary
Summary
The word
The notion of word
Word meaning
Polysemy
Homonymy
Multiword lexemes
Summary
Word formation
Why study word-formation processes?
Inflection and derivation
Inflectional affixes
Derivational affixes
Compounds
Other word-formation processes
Summary
Meaning relations
What are 'meaning relations'?
Synonymy
Antonymy
Hyponymy and meronymy
Analysing meaning
Collocation
Summary
Words in use
Vocabularies
National and regional vocabularies
Jargon
Sub-cultures
Style
Restricted languages
Summary
Investigating vocabulary
What might we want to find out?
How do we find out?
Electronic resources
Tools of analysis
MRDs, LDBs and LKBs
WWW
Summary
Words in dictionaries
Repositories of words
Information about words
How do dictionaries decide?
Meaning
Dictionaries and vocabulary
Lexicology and lexicography
Summary
Key to exercises
References
Glossary
Index
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