The Theory of English Lexicography 1530–1791
Tetsuro Hayashi | Kyushu University
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).
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 18] 1978. xii, 168 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Foreword | p. v
Table of Contents | p. ix
Preface | p. xi
1.0 Theoretical Foundations of Renaissance Bilingual Lexicography | p. 1
2.0 The Beginnings of the Theory of English Lexicography in the Jacobean Period | p. 31
3.0 The Growth of Etymological and Encyclopaedic Principles in the Neoclassical Age | p. 49
4.0 The Establishment of the Theory of Compiling General Standard Dictionaries in the Early Eighteenth Century | p. 79
5.0 English Lexicography on Orthoepic Principles in the Late Eighteenth Century | p. 107
6.0 Conclusion | p. 133
Notes | p. 141
A. Primary Sources | p. 145
B. Secondary Literature | p. 158
Index of Names | p. 161
Index of Subjects | p. 165
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