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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.

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Title: Spezielle Wortschätze und ihre Kodifizierung in deutschen Wörterbüchern [Specific Vocabularies and Their Codification in German Dictionaries]
Subtitle: Tradition, Konstanz und Wandel
Written By: Undine Kramer
Series Title: 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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110234688
Pages: 478
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110234671
Pages: 478
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95