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Chosen Words

Past and Present Problems for Dictionary Makers

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Chosen Words by N.E. Osselton
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What goes into our dictionaries and why? This collection of essays shows how dictionaries today have grown from the small beginnings of English lexicography in Shakespeare's time, and how we are still confronted by difficulties which beset the early compilers. The relationship of bilingual and monolingual dictionaries is a recurring theme, and separate studies are devoted to the problems of dialect words, spelling, the figurative use of language, phrasal verbs, the literary language, common words, archaism and alphabetization. The book includes critical assessments of the great historical dictionaries of Europe, including the OED.

Author Biography

N.E. Osselton has divided his academic career equally between universities in Holland (Groningen, Leiden) and England (Southampton, Newcastle); he has held chairs of English Language in both countries. He was a founder member (and later President) of the European Association for Lexicography and now lives in retirement in Durham.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
notes, bibliography, index, 8 b&w illustrations
Imprint
University of Exeter Press
Pages
198
Dimensions
153x232x25
ISBN-13
9780859894197
Product ID
1833598

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