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

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R. R. K. Hartmann
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE COD
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RICHELETS DICTIONNAIRE FRANÇOIS 1680 AS A SOURCE OF LA PORTE DES SIENCES 1682 AND LE ROUXS DICTIONAIRE COMIQUE ...
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THE HISTORY OF PRONUNCIATION IN ENGLISHLANGUAGE DICTIONARIES
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE BILINGUAL LEXICOGRAPHY
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HOW ABSTRACT IS THE ENGLISH DICTIONARY?
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BILINGUAL ENGLISHARABIC DICTIONARY FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO TH...
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THE BEGINNINGS OF LEXICOGRAPHY IN CROATIA
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AFRIKAANS LEXICOGRAPHY
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THEMATIC LEXICOGRAPHY
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FOUR REMARKS ON THE PREHISTORY OF HISTORICAL LEXICOGRAPHY
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THE FIRST ENGLISH DICTIONARY? A SIXTEENTHCENTURY COMPILER AT WORK
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GENERAL MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY IN POLAND
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COMPETING LEXICOGRAPHICAL TRADITIONS IN AMERICA
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THE BILINGUAL DICTIONARY VICTIM OF ITS OWN TRADITION?
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SIXTEENTHCENTURY ENGLISHVERNACULAR DICTIONARIES
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THE THREECENTURY RECENSION IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH LEXICOGRAPHY
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DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF A POPULAR DICTIONARY
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SEVENTEENTHCENTURY VIGNETTES
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SOME ASPECTS OF ARRANGEMENT AND CONTENT
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THE PARADIGM OF JOHN WILKINS THESAURUS
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COMPARING DICTIONARIES OF THE SAME FAMILY
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THE HUMANIST PERIOD IN RENAISSANCE BILINGUAL LEXICOGRAPHY
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LÁSZLÓ ORSZÁGH THE LEXICOGRAPHER
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CITED DICTIONARIES
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SEMINAR PROGRAMME
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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The series Studies in the History of the Language Sciences
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