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Author Muthmann, Gustav.

Title Reverse English dictionary : based on phonological and morphological principles / by Gustav Muthmann
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1999


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 MELB REF  423.1 Mut/Red  LIB USE ONLY
Description xxiv, 482 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Topics in English linguistics ; 29
Topics in English linguistics ; 29
Contents Preface; Introduction; 1 What is a reverse dictionary and what is it used for?; 2 A glimpse at the history of reverse dictionaries; 3 Phonological aspects; 4 The macro-structure of the dictionary; 5 The micro-structure of the entries; 6 Spelling-to-sound and Sound-to-spelling correspondences; The Reverse Dictionary; -a; -b; -c; -d; -e; -f; -g; -h; -i; -j; -k; -l; -m; -n; -o; -p; -q; -r; -s; -t; -u; -v; -w; -x-; -y; -z; Abbreviations and symbols; References; Appendix 1: Spelling-to-sound correspondences; Appendix 2: Sound-to-spelling correspondences
Summary Rather than presenting a reverse list of words in endless sequence and strictly alphabetical order, this Reverse English Dictionary considers the structure and formation of words, grouping them together in sections and subdivisions. This way of looking at words from behind and comparing similar word endings reveals new and unaccustomed aspects of the structure of words and their formation, illustrating the enormous variety of the English language
Analysis English language -- Reverse indexes
English language -- Word formation -- Dictionaries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-325)
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Reverse indexes.
English language -- Word formation -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Rückläufiges Wörterbuch
Reverse dictionaries.
Reverse dictionaries.
LC no. 99011721
ISBN 3110163624 acid-free paper
3110164884 paperback alkaline paper