The History of Lexicography: Papers from the Dictionary Research Centre Seminar at Exeter, March 1986.
Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publ., 1986, 1. Aufl./edit., 265 S./pp., 23,4 x 15,6 cm, OPappband. / Hardcover. (9789027245236) - (entwert. Archivstempel auf dem Innentitel - sonst gutes Exemplar / ex-library-book - in good condition)
Edited by R. R. K. Hartmann, University of Exeter. / (AMSTERDAM STUDIES IN THE THEORY AND HISTORY OF LINGUISTIC SCIENCE; Series III: STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE SCIENCES; Volume 40) / About this book: Most dictionaries have forerunners, and all have imitators; an understanding of the historical foundations of dictionary-making is therefore one of the preconditions of further progress in academic lexicography. The papers in this volume, which were presented at the 1986 Exeter Seminar, survey most of the lexicographical traditions in the world, some tracing them right back to their beginnings. The programme was divided into eight sessions, with the following concentrations of topics: (1) three classical traditions, (2) the early history of European lexicography, (3) the beginnings of English lexicography, (4) further aspects of English lexicography, (5) the background of diverse national developments, (6) specific features of national developments, (7) pioneers of three genres, (8) recent trends in the English dictionary.