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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Lexicography
Subtitle: Critical Concepts in Linguistics
Written By: Reinhard Rudolf Karl Hartmann
Series Title: Critical Concepts
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Compiled by a leading specialist in the field, this collection draws together the most important and influential work in the field of lexicography, from Samuel Johnson to the present.

In addition to the original general introduction, each section is preceded by a shorter introduction by the editor, guiding the reader through the selections, and drawing together the thematic threads of the individual pieces. Completed with an extensive index, this collection provides a comprehensive reference point for anyone studying the theory, practice, or history of lexicography.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415253659
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Pages: 1336
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