index of terms



This is a form of combined glossary and index. Listed below are the key terms used in the book, together with brief definitions for the purpose of reference. The page reference normally takes you to the first use of the term in the book where it usually is shown in bold. In some cases, however, understanding of the term can be helped by exploring its uses in more than one place in the book and accordingly more than one page reference is given.

Not all terms used are glossed here, as a number of terms in the book receive extensive discussion and explanation in particular units. This is also by no means a full index of linguistic (and other) terms so it should be used in conjunction with other books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias ...

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