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Studies in lexicography

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This collection of essays is mainly concerned with the large historical, period, and regional dictionaries of the modern period. The formidable scholarship and practicality of Liddell and Scott's "Greek-English Lexicon", "The Oxford English Dictionary", the "Dictionary of American Regional English", the "Middle English Dictionary", and the "Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue", and other celebrated works, are re-examined and once more evaluated. A preview of the "Australian National Dictionary" is provided by its editor. A Russian scholar examines the treatment of homonyms in English dictionaries, and two British scholars consider respectively the treatment of polysemy and of English dialects. A scholar closely connected with the teaching of English to foreigners passes judgement on the effectiveness of learners' dictionaries, and the collection ends with a discussion by a Californian scholar of the way in which words of Romance origin are dealt with in English.

Used: Good Condition. 214 Pages; cover a little scuffed and faded. Endpapers a little discoloured at edges otherwise good condition. Ink smudge on front flyleaf.

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ISBN-10:
0198119453
ISBN-13:
9780198119456
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Clarendon

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This collection of essays is mainly concerned with the large historical, period, and regional dictionaries of the modern period. The formidable scholarship and practicality of Liddell and Scott's "Greek-English Lexicon", "The Oxford English Dictionary", the "Dictionary of American Regional English", the "Middle English Dictionary", and the "Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue", and other celebrated works, are re-examined and once more evaluated. A preview of the "Australian National Dictionary" is provided by its editor. A Russian scholar examines the treatment of homonyms in English dictionaries, and two British scholars consider respectively the treatment of polysemy and of English dialects. A scholar closely connected with the teaching of English to foreigners passes judgement on the effectiveness of learners' dictionaries, and the collection ends with a discussion by a Californian scholar of the way in which words of Romance origin are dealt with in English.

Used: Good Condition. 214 Pages; cover a little scuffed and faded. Endpapers a little discoloured at edges otherwise good condition. Ink smudge on front flyleaf.

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Used: good
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Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198119453
ISBN-13:
9780198119456
Publisher:
Clarendon

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