Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca historica de la filologia castellana by Cipriano Munoz y Manzano, conde de la Vinaza, (Madrid, 1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has grown considerably. It is the purpose of the present bibliography to bring already available bibliographical information together with the more recent research findings, scattered in many places, books and articles, published during the past one hundred years. More importantly still, many years of work in the major libraries of Spain and other European countries have gone into this new bibliography in order to offer an as exhaustive as possible description of all Spanish grammars and dictionaries, histories of the Spanish language as well studies devoted to particular facets of its evolution, from the early glosses in Latin and Arabic texts in the 10th century to the beginning of the more autonomous approach to vernacular studies in the Renaissance period - which is not only represented by the grammatical and lexicographical work of the great Spanish humanist Elio Antonio de Nebrija.
Bibliografia cronologica de la linguistica, la gramatica y la lexicografia del espanol (BICRES) brings together, in chronological order, close to 1,000 titles. Access to the bibliographical information is facilitated by several detailed indexes, such as author index, short title index, place of production index, index of printers and publishers, and a location index of the books described.
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