The Theory of English Lexicography, 1530-1791

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1978 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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This book serves as a welcome addition to the better known "English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755," by Starnes & Noyes (new edition published by Benjamins 1991). Whereas Starnes & Noyes describe the history of English lexicography as an evolutionary progress-by-accumulation process, Professor Hayashi focuses on issues of method and theory, starting with John Palsgrave's "Lesclarissement de la langue francoyse" (1530), to John Walker's "A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language" (1791). This book also includes a detailed discussion of Dr. Johnson's influential "Dictionary of the English Language" (1755).
  

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Contents

PREFACE
10 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF RENAISSANCE BILINGUAL LEXICOGRAPHY
20 THE BEGINNINGS OF THE THEORY OF ENGLISH LEXICOGRAPHY IN THE JACOBEAN PERIOD
30 THE GROWTH OF ETYMOLOGICAL AND ENCYCLOPAEDIC PRINCIPLES IN THE NEOCLASSICAL AGE
40 THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE THEORY OF COMPILING GENERAL STANDARD DICTIONARIES IN THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENT...
50 ENGLISH LEXICOGRAPHY ON ORTHOEPIC PRINCIPLES IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
60 CONCLUSION
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF NAMES
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
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