Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 4: The Seventeenth Century - Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers (Hardback)Professor John Considine (editor), Professor Ian Lancashire (series editor)
Hardback 584 Pages / Published: 28/07/2012
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Three major developments in English lexicography took place during the seventeenth century: the emergence of the first free standing monolingual English dictionaries; the making of new kinds of English lexicons that investigated dialect or etymology or that keyed English to invented 'philosophical' languages; and the massive expansion of bilingual lexicography, which not only placed English alongside the European vernaculars but also handled the languages of the new world. The essays in this volume discuss not only the internal history of lexicography but also its wider relationships with culture and society.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 584
Weight: 1338 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
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