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Title: The Great Corpus of French Language Dictionaries
Submitter: Rosemonde Mathieu
Description: Dear Colleagues,

As a publisher we would like to submit an announcement regarding an
exhaustive database:

The Great Corpus of French Language Dictionaries [9th – 20th Century] - All
Reference Dictionaries On The Study Of The French Language

The Great Corpus of Dictionaries gathers the 24 most important dictionaries
on French language, in total about 200,000 pages (2,500 signs per page),
900,000 entries and definitions. It is the greatest collection today
available on the subject.

From the Dictionary of Old French language and all its dialects from the
9th to the 15th century (1881-1902) by Frédéric Godefroy, that is “ the
essential element ” of Old French lexicography (Georges Matoré), to the
Dictionary of the French Academy (1932-1935), devoted to modern language
and characterised by an ever more reflexive and well-founded art of
definition and by the intention to give a faithful reflection of the 20th
century, and in everything in between, The Great Corpus of Dictionaries

-the Historical Dictionary of Old French Language by La Curne de Sainte-Palaye
-the Dictionary of the 16th Century (1925-1967) by Edmond Huguet
-the bilingual dictionaries, Latin-French (Estienne and Nicot) or
English-French (Cotgrave)
-the dictionaries by Gilles Ménage (1650 and 1694)
-dictionaries that played a part in establishing the reputation of the
French language, supporting a linguistic policy which aimed to give
world-wide influence to French culture: Richelet, Furetière, each in its
own way.
-the Dictionaries of the French Academy, since the beginnings in 1687 to
the present day, thus representing linguistic policy in France since the
17th century.
-the Dictionary of Arts and Sciences published in Paris under the direction
of Thomas Corneille
-the Addition to the Dictionary of the Academy, under the direction of
Louis Barré, took over that role in 1842. Dictionary of the Academy thus
became a «Universal Dictionary» (Préface, p. XVIII).

Editorial Team:
-Director of publication : Claude Blum, Professor at the Sorbonne
— Godefroy, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française
With the collaboration of Jean Dufournet, Emeritus Professor at the
University of Paris-Sorbonne nouvelle
— La Curne de Sainte-Palaye, Dictionnaire historique de l'ancien langage
français depuis son origine jusqu'au siècle de Louis XIV
With an introduction by Gilles Roussineau, Professor at the Sorbonne
— Dictionnaires des 16e et 17e siècles
Edited with the support of the Centre National des Lettres.
With the collaboration of : Ahmed Benalioua (IRHT, Paris); Philippe
Derendinger (University of Basel); Patrick Gilbert (CESR, Tours); Laurent
Leidwanger (IRHT, Paris); Laurence Plazenet (University of Paris-Sorbonne);
François Roudaut (University of Montpellier III); Chantal Wionet
(University of Avignon and METADIF, CNRS)
— Corpus des dictionnaires de l'Académie française [du 17e au 20e siècle]
With the collaboration of: Philippe Derendinger (University of Basel),
Laurence Plazenet (University of Paris-Sorbonne), Chantal Wionet
(University of Avignon and METADIF, CNRS)

Please feel free to contact Rosemonde Mathieu at for any further information, or
visit our website at the following URL:

Classiques Garnier Digital
6, rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris France
Phone: +33 1 43 26 16 58 - Fax: +33 1 44 41 01 36
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Specialty: French
French, Middle
French, Old

LL Issue: 23.1103
Date Posted: 05-Mar-2012

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