The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson 1604–1755

Introductory article and bibliography
Gabriele Stein | University of Heidelberg
ISBN 9789027245441 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556193521 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027277725 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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This study by Starnes and Noyes was immediately recognized as a unique and pioneering work of scholarship and has long been the standard work on the emergence and early flowering of English lexicography. Within the last 20 years we have been witnessing a remarkable scholarly interest in the study of dictionary-making and the role played by dictionaries in the transmission and preservation of knowledge and learning. It is therefore essential to have this classic work available again to all students of linguistic history. In its new edition the book has been vastly enhanced by a lengthy and invaluable introduction by Gabriele Stein, Professor of English Linguistics in Heidelberg and author of The English Dictionary before Cawdrey (1985). In her introduction to the present volume she sets out in scholarly detail the work that has emerged since 1946, which makes this study of the English dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson as complete as the original authors themselves would have wished.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 57] 1991.  cxii, xxii, 299 pp.
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