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Title: John Palsgrave As Renaissance Linguist: A Pioneer in Vernacular Language Description
Written By: Gabriele Stein
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology
Description:

When Henry VIII charged John Palsgrave with teaching his sister French, there were no dictionaries or grammars of either French or English. In Lesclarcissement de la langue francoyse, a vast work of over 1000 pages, this brilliant priest and linguist, with a dramatist's eye for contempora ry life and an ear for colloquial idiom, provided the first bilingual dictionary and contrastive grammar of the two languages. Stein presents a detailed study of his achievement.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198235054
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 528 p
Prices: $145.00