A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary» by Malgorzata KaminskaA History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary» by Malgorzata Kaminska

A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary»

byMalgorzata Kaminska

Hardcover | October 17, 2014

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This book shows the evolution of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, a famous and innovative dictionary for native speakers of English. It traces changes in the dictionary from 1911 to recent times. By comparing samples from each edition, the author provides insights into the revisions of the dictionary. The analysis sheds light on the editors’ policy on various aspects of the dictionary’s structure, including definition style, vocabulary selection and sense discrimination. The study shows how the editors abandoned the telegraphic style of definitions and adapted them to the needs of the target users. As the dictionary evolved towards greater user-friendliness, it also aimed at broader vocabulary coverage.
Małgorzata Anna Kamińska is a linguist specializing in the field of lexicography. Currently she works as a lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Applied Sciences in Nysa (Poland), where she teaches undergraduate English courses.
Title:A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary»Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 17, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631652682

ISBN - 13:9783631652688


Table of Contents

Contents: History of the Concise Oxford Dictionary – Vocabulary selection – Arrangement of entries – Sense discrimination and order – Definitions – Etymology – Pronunciation – Usage labels – Dictionary function – Arrangement of entries – Macrostructure – Microstructure.