Modern Lexicography: An Introduction

Paperback | July 1, 2000

byHenri Bejoint

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Dictionaries of the national language of a country are an essential and quite frequently controversial part of social life and learning. This is an account of how such dictionaries are made, how they are used, and the issues and problems that face their writers and editors. It is wide-ranging,scholarly, and readable. The author gives a concise history of the general-purpose dictionary, describing both the main approaches to dictionary making and the main kinds of dictionary . After comparing the different lexicographical traditions of Great Britain and the USA, and considering the rolesof dictionaries in those countries, Dr Bejoint explores the linguistic problems in such matters as distinguishing meanings, writing definition, providing synonyms, etc. He ends with a discussion of current lexicographical trends.

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Dictionaries of the national language of a country are an essential and quite frequently controversial part of social life and learning. This is an account of how such dictionaries are made, how they are used, and the issues and problems that face their writers and editors. It is wide-ranging,scholarly, and readable. The author gives a...

Henri Bejoint is a Senior Lecturer in the Department de Langues Etrangeres Appliquees, Universite Lyon 2. He is co-editor (with Pierre J. L. Arnaud) of Vocabulary and Applied Linguistics (Macmillan, 1992).

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198299516

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Dictionaries and the DictionaryChapter 2: The Lexicographical Scene of English-Speaking CountriesChapter 3: The Historical Origins of the General-Purpose DictionaryChapter 4: General-Purpose Dictionaries and SocietyChapter 5: What are General-Purpose Dictionaries Really For?Chapter 6: The Linguistic Traditions ofr LexicographyChapter 7: Whither Lexicography?Conclusion