“Learner’s Dictionary of Linguistic Terms” - a book by Lalik Khachatryan, Professor of the Chair of Armenian Language and its Teaching Methods after Ararat Gharibyan and Head of the Linguistics Research Laboratory at ASPU, is a novelty in Armenian lexicography. The dictionary has been published by “Gitutyun” Publishing House of the RA National Academy of Sciences.
The book provides definition of general linguistic terms: the terms form the core of the theory of the same scientific discipline, they are general, do not refer to any specific language, but are typical of all languages.
Linguistic terms are presented by different principles. The author preferred to interpret them using the principle of a learner’s vocabulary, taking into account the fact that the book is intended for students and it is necessary to provide the terms in a “lesson-lecture” structure, so that students can have comprehensive idea of the thematic context of the given linguistic term.
The dictionary gives the explanation of linguistic terms in a thematic way: each term is interpreted with a comprehensive content that adds value to the dictionary.
In the dictionary linguistic terms are arranged according to the following fields: language, sound system, lexicography, lexicology, grammatical structure, grammatical meaning and word order, language theory, linguistic methods, linguistic typology, kinship and genealogical (or genetic) classification of languages.
A list of linguistic terms is available at the end of the dictionary.
The book can be used by students of the Faculty of Humanities, specialists of universities, linguists and all those who are interested in language and linguistics.
The book has been published within the framework of “Scientific and Technological Infrastructure Maintenance and Development Programme of the Science Committee of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.