How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Spezielle Wortschätze und ihre Kodifizierung in deutschen Wörterbüchern [Specific Vocabularies and Their Codification in German Dictionaries]
Lexicographica. Series Maior / Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie 139
This volume covers more than 200 years of recording specific language in German explanatory dictionaries. For the first time, the comparative analysis of six dictionaries from the 18th to the 20th century provides reliable data which subject areas were covered lexicographically and which special methods of marking were used. Nautical language serves as an example to show constancy and changes in adding new specific vocabularies in the above mentioned time period. A broad overview of specific language research since the 19th century rounds off the book.