The History of Lexicography

| University of Exeter
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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.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 40]  1986.  viii, 265 pp.
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Table of Contents
A Concise History of the Concise Oxford Dictionary
Robert Edward Allen
Richelet's dictionnaire françois (1680) as a Source of LA PORTE DES SIENCES (1682) and Le Roux's DICTIONAIRE COMIQUE (1718)
Laurent Bray
The History of Pronunciation in English-Language Dictionaries
Arthur J. Bronstein
A Brief History of Chinese Bilingual Lexicography
David Chien and Thomas Creamer
How Abstract is the English Dictionary?
Fredric Dolezal
The Development of the Bilingual English-Arabic Dictionary from the Middle of the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Nawal El-Badry
The Beginnings of Lexicography in Croatia
Rudolf Filipović
Afrikaans Lexicography
Rufus H. Gouws
The duden rechtschreibung 1880-1986: Development and Function of a Popular Dictionary
Glyn Hatherall
Learned Lexicographers of the North: Seventeenth-century vignettes
Einar Haugen
The Entry in Medieval Arabic Monolingual Dictionaries: Some aspects of arrangement and content
John A. Haywood
The Paradigm of John Wilkins' Thesaurus
Werner Hüllen
Lexicographic Archaeology: Comparing dictionaries of the same family
Robert F. Ilson
The Humanist Period in Renaissance Bilingual Lexicography
Douglas A. Kibbee
László Országh, the Lexicographer
Tamas Magay
Thematic Lexicography
Tom McArthur
Four Remarks on the Prehistory of Historical lexicography
Reuven Merkin
The First English Dictionary? A sixteenth-century compiler at work
N.E. Osselton
The Development of the General Monolingual Dictionary in Poland
Tadeusz Piotrowski
Competing lexicographical Traditions in America
Allan Walker Read
The Bilingual Dictionary - Victim of its own tradition?
Mary Snell-Hornby
Sixteenth-Century English-Vernacular Dictionaries
Gabriele Stein
The Three-Century Recension in Spanish and English Lexicography
Roger J. Steiner
Appendix A: Bibliography of Cited Dictionaries
Appendix B: Seminar Programme
Appendix C: List of Participants
List of Contributors
Richelet as a source of la porte des siences (1682) and Le Roux's dictionaire comique (1718)
Title Page, opera nuova che insegna a parlare la lingua schiavonesca (1527)
Titles of the duden rechtschreibung (1880-1986)
Title Page, an alphabetical dictionary (Wilkins 1668)
Title Page, lesclarcissement de la langue francoyse palsgrave (1530)
“.... can be warmly recommended to anyone who is interested in academic lexicography or translation work.”
“... anyone interested in the dictionary or in language variation within social or cultural boundaries will find informative reading in this well-edited book.”
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