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Title: John Palsgrave As Renaissance Linguist: A Pioneer in Vernacular Language Description
Written By: Gabriele Stein
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology

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