The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)Philip Durkin (editor)
Hardback 726 Pages / Published: 26/11/2015
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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 726
Weight: 1418 g
Dimensions: 249 x 185 x 46 mm
[The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography] contains a wealth of useful insights in many well-written chapters. It is the most comprehensive account of the current field that I have read, and it deserves particular praise for treating the central issues of traditional lexicography at length while at the same time introducing new and exciting topics that are essential for present-day lexicographers. As such, the Oxford Handbook is a ground-breaking publication that will no doubt set a new standard for textbooks on lexicography for years to come. * Lars Trap-Jensen, International Journal of Lexicography *
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