Linguistics

Encyclopedia of Language Development

Description

The Encyclopedia of Language Development covers the breadth of theory and research on language development from birth through adulthood, as well as their practical application.

Features:

  • This A-to-Z reference includes 200 articles that address such topic areas as theories and research tradition; biological perspectives; cognitive perspectives; family, peer, and social influences; bilingualism; special populations and disorders; and more.
  • All articles (signed and authored by key figures in the field) conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading.
  • Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field.
  • A thematic Reader's Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which includes a comprehensive index of search terms.
Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40774
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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Routledge Handbooks Online

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If you need help finding alternative sources of information, or experience problems not noted here, contact Ask A Librarian.

Details: Users may see an "Error Code: 14" message when attempting to search or click the browse links through Routledge Handbooks Online.

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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Enhanced Electronic Grammars

Alternative Titles
EEG
Description

EEG features comprehensive descriptions of individual languages from geographical regions and language families all across the world, including Africa, South America, Asia and Asia-Pacific.  Makes full grammars available together in an interlinked and semantically-annotated format, enabling cross-linguistic queries.  Allows for cross-language comparison of grammatical phenomena, as well as individual language descriptions.  Enhanced through multimedia components such as audio, video and maps. Updated semiannually with new grammars.  Initially 20 grammars, EEG will grow with semi-annual updates.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38761
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Translation Studies Bibliography

Description

Annotated bibliography of journal articles, monographs, (articles from) collective volumes, reviews, reference materials, dissertations and unpublished manuscripts, covering all aspects of Translation and Interpreting Studies. Does not index translations or dictionaries, unless relevant to research in Translation and Interpreting. No full text.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33433
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Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)

Alternative Titles
LEME
Description

Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of print and manuscript sources documenting the English language between the fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. LEME includes over 1,200 lexicons, 150 of which are fully searchable. Through these historical lexicons, researchers can see how speakers of early modern English described the meaning of words and their equivalents in other languages. The database includes monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises. 

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31702
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DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English

Alternative Titles
DARE
Description

The Dictionary of American Regional English documents regional aspects of English language usage in the U.S., including variations in words, phrases, and pronunciation. In addition to searching, the online version of DARE allows you to browse by region using an interactive map. You can also create your own maps based on the extensive survey data and hear audio clips from over 4,000 interview recordings.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31344
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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
EAGLL
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. All entries are authored and include bibliographies. As a reference tool, it is especially useful for students and scholars of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical Literature.

This resource is available on a trial basis, until December 21, 2013. Please send feedback to Beau Case: bdcase@umich.edu.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30924
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Turkologischer Anzeiger = Turkology annual

Alternative Titles
Turkology annual
Description

The Turkology Annual

The Turkologischer Anzeiger/Turkology Annual (TA), founded by Andreas Tietze (†) and György Hazai, is an indispensable systematic bibliography for Turkology and Ottoman Studies. Experts from all over the world contribute to its compilation, which is funded by several institutions including the UNESCO. The volumes edited by the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Vienna have until now only appeared in printed form.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
V. 1-26 (1976-2006)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30757
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