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Title: Dictionaries
Subtitle: The Art and Craft of Lexicography
Written By: Sidney Landau
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521780403
Description:

This second edition of Sidney I. Landau's landmark work offers a
comprehensive and completely up-to-date description of how dictionaries are
researched and written, with particular attention to the ways in which
computer technology has changed modern lexicography. A completely new
chapter has been added and every chapter has been updated and reorganized
to reflect the changes. Landau has an insider's practical knowledge of
making dictionaries and every feature of the dictionary is examined and
explained, with frequent examples given from the latest dictionaries of the
US and Britain. A history of English lexicography is also included. The
book is both practically grounded and soundly based on current
lexicographic scholarship. Written in a readable style, free of jargon and
unnecessary technical language, it will appeal to readers who are simply
interested in dictionaries, with no specialist knowledge of the field, as
well as to professional lexicographers.
"Here is a new thing under the sun: a virtually exhaustive treatment of
lexicography...should be required reading for all lexicographers and can be
heartily recommended to everyone else who cares to know what dictionaries
are like and how to use them to best advantage." The Times Literary
Supplement "...it is an excellent book...On the whole, this new edition,
like the first, makes good, comfortable reading, with its abundant notes
and its illustrations ...Sidney Landau's new book is an admirable
achievement I have no doubt that it will meet with the same approval as
the first edition in its time, from students, teachers of general
lexicography and professional lexicographers, as well as by compilers of
technical and/or scientific dictionaries-a role in which it is probably
unequalled." International Journal of Lexicography

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052178512X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 494
Prices: U.S. $ 85
U.K. £ 55