Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made

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Jonathan Cape, 1996 - Lexicography - 423 pages
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In this book Jonathon Green traces the history of the dictionary from the first lexicon created in 2340 B.C. to the pinnacle of the Oxford English Dictionary and today's computer-generated successors of that great masterwork.

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Given that dictionaries are one of my favorite things EVER, I actually squealed in glee when I came across this book. I was fascinated by the beginnings, and the book pretty much held my interest ... Read full review

CHASING THE SUN: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made

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Everything we could want to know, and more, about the long history of dictionary writing. Green is Britain's top slang dictionary writer, so this isn't a dry study of lexicography. If it is overly ... Read full review


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