Words and Their Meaning / Edition 1

Words and Their Meaning / Edition 1

by Howard Jackson, Jane Strother
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582291542

ISBN-13: 9780582291546

Pub. Date: 01/28/1988

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers whether a thematic, thesaurus-like presentation might be more suited than

Overview

In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers whether a thematic, thesaurus-like presentation might be more suited than the traditional alphabetical format to the description of words and their meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582291546
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Learning about Language Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is a word?
2. Where did English words come from?
3. Dictionaries: the repositories of words
4. Words and the world
5. Words and words
6. Analysing word meanings
7. Meaning from combinations
8. Why dictionaries?
9. How to define a word
10. More than meaning
11. Different dictionaries
12. Especially for the learner
13. Who uses a dictionary for what?
14. Not alphabetical
15. The craft of lexicography
16. Lexicology, lexicography and semantics

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