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The Major Reference Works (MRWs) from De Gruyter and De Gruyter Mouton cover the full range of modern linguistic sciences including communications and rhetoric, as well as historical and comparative linguistics. While predominantly focusing on general fields like pragmatics, semantics and empirical investigations, the MRWs also feature research on English and Romance languages within a sociocultural, cognitive and contrastive approach.

All MRWs publications are concisely written, and carefully selected to ensure the highest scientific standards and latest insights from internationally respected scientists and editors. This unique collection of linguistic handbooks finally offers all the information needed by students, lecturers and interested academics from other disciplines, and gives a breadth of inspiration for future research.