The History of Lexicography: Papers from the Dictionary Research Centre Seminary at Exeter, March 1986

The History of Lexicography: Papers from the Dictionary Research Centre Seminary at Exeter, March 1986

by Reinhard R. Hartmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 9027245231

ISBN-13: 9789027245236

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Benjamins, John Publishing Company

Most dictionaries have forerunners, and all have imitators; an understanding of the historical foundations of dictionary-making is therefore one of the preconditions of further progress in academic lexicography. The papers in this volume, which were presented at the 1986 Exeter Seminar, survey most of the lexicographical traditions in the world, some tracing them…  See more details below

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Most dictionaries have forerunners, and all have imitators; an understanding of the historical foundations of dictionary-making is therefore one of the preconditions of further progress in academic lexicography. The papers in this volume, which were presented at the 1986 Exeter Seminar, survey most of the lexicographical traditions in the world, some tracing them right back to their beginnings. The programme was divided into eight sessions, with the following concentrations of topics: (1) three classical traditions, (2) the early history of European lexicography, (3) the beginnings of English lexicography, (4) further aspects of English lexicography, (5) the background of diverse national developments, (6) specific features of national developments, (7) pioneers of three genres, (8) recent trends in the English dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027245236
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Studies in the History of the Language Series, #40
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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