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International Journal of Lexicography

“There are many valuable insights in this collection of papers . . . The articles in this collection will fascinate lexicographers.” –International Journal of Lexicography, Vol. 13, No 2, 2000

International Journal of Lexicography
There are many valuable insights in this collection of papers . . . The articles in this collection will fascinate lexicographers.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Reinhard Hartmann

Introduction

Living words
1 Bagaba and carcari: or, the paradox at the heart of language
2 Rhythm, rhyme, and reason: the power of patterned sound
3 The power of words: pressure, prejudice, and politics in our vocabularies and dictionaries
4 The word word
5 The vocabulary-control movement in the English language, 1844-1953

Language
6 Wee Jimmy and the dugs: or, where do YOU stand in the classroom?
7 The usage industry
8 Problems of purism and usage in editing English Today
9 The pedigree of plain English
10 The printed word in the English-speaking world

Lexicography
11 The background and nature of ELT learners' dictionaries
12 Thematic lexicography
13 Reference materials and their formats
14 A mutually defining circle of words: some reflections on the making of the Longman Lexicon of Contemporary English
15 Culture-bound and trapped by technology: centuries of bias in the making of wordbooks
16 Guides to tomorrow's English: dictionaries for a universal language

The knowledge revolution
17 What then is reference science?
18 The scholarly guild
19 Knowledge, knowledge everywhere: the global library
20 Themes and dreams: the romance of the database
21 Representing knowledge for human consumption

Appendix The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary of Language Teaching

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