Adventuring in Dictionaries

Adventuring in Dictionaries

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Adventuring in Dictionaries: New Studies in the History of Lexicography brings together seventeen papers on the making of dictionaries from the sixteenth century to the present day. The first five treat English and French lexicography in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Heberto Fernandez and Monique Cormier discuss the outside matter of Frencha€“English bilingual dictionaries; Kusujiro Miyoshi re-assesses the influence of Robert Cawdrey; John Considine uncovers the biography of Henry Cockeram; Antonella Amatuzzi discusses Pierre Borela€™s use of his predecessors; and Fredric Dolezal investigates multi-word units in the dictionary of John Wilkins and William Lloyd. Linda Mitchella€™s account of dictionaries as behaviour guides in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries leads on to Giovanni Iamartinoa€™s presentation of words associated with women in the dictionary of Samuel Johnson, and Thora Van Malea€™s of the ornaments in the EncyclopAcdie. Nineteenth-century and subsequent topics are treated by Anatoly Liberman on the growth of the English etymological dictionary; Julie Coleman on dictionaries of rhyming slang; Laura Pinnavaia on Richardsona€™s New Dictionary and the changing vocabulary of English; Peter Gilliver on early editorial decisions and reconsiderations in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary; Anne Dykstra on the use of Latin as the metalanguage in Joost Halbertsmaa€™s Lexicon Frisicum; Laura Santone on the a€œDictionnaire critiquea€ serialized in Georges Bataillea€™s Surrealist review Documents; Sylvia Brown on the stories of missionary lexicography behind the Eskimoa€“English Dictionary of 1925; and Michael Adams on the legacies of the Early Modern English Dictionary project. The diverse critical perspectives of the leading lexicographers and historians of lexicography who contribute to this volume are united by a shared interest in the close reading of dictionaries, and a shared concern with the making and reading of dictionaries as human activities, which cannot be understood without attention to the lives of the people who undertook them.As Smitha#39;s a€œvery good frienda€ Cockeram appears, just as he did as William Hulla#39;s brother-in-law, with connections to the leading families of the city of Exeter, and most strikingly to the current owners of Larkbeare as well as the previous ones. Smitha#39;s connections also extended, like Cockerama#39;s own, into the gentry of Devonshire. 4.2 John Ford (1586a€“1639 or later) The second of the liminary verses in the Dictionarie, inscribed a€œTo my industrious friend ... Mr. HENRY COCKRAM ofanbsp;...

Title:Adventuring in Dictionaries
Author: John Considine
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2010-10-12

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