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The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation." Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics.
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Hardcover, 9000 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Elsevier Science (first published January 1st 2005)
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Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Superb set - the only reason why I'm not giving this 5 stars, is because of Elsevier Publishing's marketing practices. I understand that a set like this must cost a lot of money to compile and print; but honestly, $13 511.51 for the Kindle edition? A bit steep for an e-book set, wouldn't you say? ...or should we be blaming Amazon for that?

Since I was lucky enough to pick it up second-hand for a paltry fraction of that price, I think I am going to buy myself a nice little used light pick-up truck
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In my opinion, this is the best encyclopedia as to language and linguistics, written by quite a few distinguished professors and leading experts all over the world.
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