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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas [Great European Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]
Subtitle: Europäische Enzyklopädien und Wörterbücher in historischen Porträts
Edited By: Ulrike Haß
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=9783110193633&sel=pi
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexikon
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): German
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110193633
Pages: 533
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110241112
Pages: 533
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95