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Title: Sprachliche Kürze
Subtitle: Konzeptuelle, strukturelle und pragmatische Aspekte
Edited By: Jochen A. Bär
Thorsten Roelcke
Anja Steinhauer
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110175424-1
Series Title: Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 27
Description:

This collected volume is devoted to a comprehensive treatment of the
subject of "linguistic brevity." The themes include aspects of language
economy, communication theory, shortened words in various European
languages, brevity in word-formation and syntax, rhetoric and stylistics,
brevity as a principle in giving personal first names. The volumes contains
contributions by renowned authors and gives overviews of research as well
as presenting novel approaches. This hitherto unique volume presents an
almost encyclopaedic account illuminating the varying dimensions of a
complex area.

Keywords
Abbreviation; pragmatics (language); linguistic expressions; language typology

Readership
Academics, Institutes, Librairies

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110175428
ISBN-13: 9783110175424
Pages: 520
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 137.00