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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: 5-Volume Set

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: 5-Volume Set

1st Edition

Ian Lancashire
December 21, 2012

This series of five volumes enshrines the collective achievement of English lexicographers from the Old English period to the eighteenth century. These author-scholars are unique in that they witness and analyze the growth of English vocabulary over nine hundred years. The volumes are organized...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

Anne C. McDermott
December 18, 2012

The eighteenth century is renowned for the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which reference sources still call the first English dictionary. This collection demonstrates the inaccuracy of that claim, but its tenacity in the public mind testifies to how...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 2: Middle English

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 2: Middle English

1st Edition

Christine Franzen
December 14, 2012

The teaching of Latin remained important after the Conquest but Anglo-Norman now became a language of instruction and, from the thirteenth century onwards, a language to be learned. During this period English lexicographers were more numerous, more identifiable and their works more varied, for...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 1: Old English

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 1: Old English

1st Edition

Christine Franzen
December 14, 2012

Anglo-Saxon lexicography studies Latin texts and words. The earliest English lexicographers are largely unidentifiable students, teachers, scholars and missionaries. Materials brought from abroad by early teachers were augmented by their teachings and passed on by their students. Lexicographical...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 4: The Seventeenth Century

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 4: The Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

John Considine
July 28, 2012

Three major developments in English lexicography took place during the seventeenth century: the emergence of the first free standing monolingual English dictionaries; the making of new kinds of English lexicons that investigated dialect or etymology or that keyed English to invented 'philosophical'...

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 3: The Sixteenth Century

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 3: The Sixteenth Century

1st Edition

Roderick McConchie
July 16, 2012

Laying the foundations for the first monolingual dictionaries of English, the sixteenth century in English lexicography is here shown to form a bridge between the glossarial compilations which had slowly evolved during the Middle Ages, and the more recognisably modern dictionary incorporating...

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