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Tradition and innovation in modern English dictionaries

Author: Henri Béjoint
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Oxford studies in lexicography and lexicology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There has been an extraordinary increase in the production of monolingual dictionaries of English in the last three decades. Despite some interesting recent developments in dictionary design and layout, in many fundamental respects the dictionaries of today are very similar to those produced several centuries ago. Dr. Bejoint argues that this conservatism reflects the importance of the dictionary as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Béjoint, Henri.
Tradition and innovation in modern English dictionaries.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)609107807
Online version:
Béjoint, Henri.
Tradition and innovation in modern English dictionaries.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623562763
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Béjoint
ISBN: 019823919X 9780198239192
OCLC Number: 28111449
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dictionaries and the dictionary --
The lexicographical scene of English-speaking countries --
The historical origins of the general-purpose dictionary --
General-purpose dictionaries and society --
What are general-purpose dictionaries really for? --
The linguistic traditions of lexicography --
Whither lexicography?
Series Title: Oxford studies in lexicography and lexicology.
Responsibility: Henri Béjoint.
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Traces the history of English dictionary-making, and sets dictionaries in their cultural context. Dictionaries have remained the same because their traditional form exerts a powerful influence on  Read more...

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