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Sun Dec 11 2011

Books: Historical Ling/Lexicography: Haß (Ed)

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas [Great European Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]: Haß (Ed)


Message 1: Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas [Great European Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]: Haß (Ed)
Date: 06-Dec-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas [Great European Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]: Haß (Ed)
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Title: Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas [Great European
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]
Subtitle: Europäische Enzyklopädien und Wörterbücher in historischen Porträts
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexikon
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110193633&sel=pi

Editor: Ulrike Haß
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110241112 Pages: 533 Price: Europe EURO 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110193633 Pages: 533 Price: Europe EURO 149.95
Abstract:

This historical survey of European encyclopedias and dictionaries brings
together both encyclopaedias, such as the 'Britannica' or the German
'Brockhaus,' i.e. factual reference works, and dictionaries, such as 'Webster's'
or the German 'Duden,' i.e. linguistic reference works, as outside specialist
circles little distinction is made between information about 'things' and
information about words and their meanings.

From the Vocabolario della Accademia de la Crusca from 1612, via the great
French Encyclopédie up to present-day works such as Wahrig, Duden and
Wikipedia, the field of relevant works becomes increasingly tightly-knit. The
individual reference works are described in historical portraits, and their
particular lexicographical methodologies analysed.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Lexicography

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Written In: English (eng )

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