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Date: 29-May-2011 From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com> Subject: Words in Dictionaries and History: Timofeeva, Säily (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Words in Dictionaries and History
Subtitle: Essays in honour of R.W. McConchie
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 14
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Olga Timofeeva
Editor: Tanja Säily
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286901 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286901 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223388 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223388 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223388 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Bringing together fifteen articles by scholars in Europe and North America, this collection aims to represent and advance studies in historical lexis. It highlights the significance of the understanding of dictionary-making and language-making as important socio-cultural phenomena. With its general focus on England and English, the book investigates the reception and development of historical and modern English vocabulary and culture in different periods, social and professional strata, geographical varieties of English, and other national cultures. The volume is based on individual (meta)lexicographical, etymological, lexicosemantic and corpus studies, representing two large areas of research: the first part focuses on the history of dictionaries, analysing them in diachrony from the first professional dictionaries of the Baroque period via Enlightenment and Romanticism to exploring the possibilities of the new online lexicographical publications; and the second part looks at the interfaces between etymology, semantic development and word- formation on the one hand, and changes in society and culture on the other.