Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography / Edition 2

Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography / Edition 2

by Sidney I. Landau
     
 

This second edition of Sidney I. Landau's landmark work offers a compr ehensive and completely up-to-date description of how dictionaries are researched and written, with particular attention to the ways in whic h computer technology has changed modern lexicography. Landau has an i nsider's practical knowledge of making dictionaries and every feature of the

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This second edition of Sidney I. Landau's landmark work offers a compr ehensive and completely up-to-date description of how dictionaries are researched and written, with particular attention to the ways in whic h computer technology has changed modern lexicography. Landau has an i nsider's practical knowledge of making dictionaries and every feature of the dictionary is examined and explained. Written in a readable sty le, free of jargon and unnecessary technical language, it will appeal to readers with no specialist knowledge of the field, as well as to pr ofessional lexicographers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785129
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
520,575
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. What is a dictionary?; 2. A brief history of lexicography; 3. Key elements of dictionaries and other language references; 4. Definition; 5. Usage; 6. The corpus in lexicography; 7. Dictionary making; 8. Legal and ethical issues; Bibliography and index to dictionaries mentioned in the text, from Johnson (1755) to the present; A selective bibliography of nondictionary sources.

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