Editors Mario Pei and Frank Gayr bring together essential terms and concepts in the extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations, this dictionary will keep readers coming back again and again. Dictionary of Linguistics is the perfect addition to any reader s reference library. Mario Pei was an American linguist and polyglot who specialized in Latin, Greek, and French. In addition to teaching at Columbia University, Pei wrote several books on language including The Story of English and All About Language. In addition to Dictionary of Linguistics, Frank Gayr also wrote the Philosophical Library classic, Dictionary of Mysticism.