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Tue Jul 30 2013

Books: A History of the Chambers Dictionary: Kamiński

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Date: 25-Jul-2013
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Subject: A History of the Chambers Dictionary: Kamiński
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Title: A History of the Chambers Dictionary Series Title: De Gruyter Lexicographica. Series Maior 143 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Mariusz Kamiński Electronic: ISBN: 9783110312737 Pages: 297 Price: Europe EURO 89.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110312508 Pages: 297 Price: Europe EURO 89.95

In the literature on English lexicography there have been few attempts at a systematic study of the history of popular dictionaries that have been around for many years in English-speaking countries. A dictionary like Chambers deserves special attention because of its long tradition that goes back to the nineteenth century. Although it has gone through numerous editions, its history has received little attention from scholars. The book traces the development of the Chambers Dictionary from its origins to the present time by comparing corresponding parts of successive editions of the dictionary. This comparative approach aims to determine major trends in the evolution of the dictionary. It will provide scholars and interested students with insights into the Chambers lexicographers’ work, the goals they aimed to achieve, and the problems they had to face when revising the dictionary.  

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics                             Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng)

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