Word Studies in the Renaissance by Gabriele SteinWord Studies in the Renaissance by Gabriele Stein

Word Studies in the Renaissance

byGabriele Stein

Hardcover | October 28, 2017

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The book examines the work of Renaissance lexicographers such as John Palsgrave, Claudius Hollyband, Richard Huloet, and Peter Levins, with particular focus on the author at work: the struggles of these lexicographers to understand the semantic range of a word and to explain and transpose itinto another language; their assessment of different linguistic and cultural expressions, and their morphological analyses; and their efforts to find ways of structuring and presenting lexical information. Gabriele Stein explores the influence of the works by Ambrogio Calepino, Robert Estienne,Hadrianus Junius, and Conrad Gesner, and the extent to which bi- and multilingual dictionaries in the 16th century are often pan-European in character; she also provides the first in-depth and richly-illustrated discussion of the use of typographical resources to present the structure of lexicalinformation.
Gabriele Stein was Professor of English Language at the University of Heidelberg until 2006, and since then has been at University College London as a Research Associate of the English Department. She was President of the European Association for Lexicography from 1983-1986, and since 1999 has been a member of the Academia Europaea. He...
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Title:Word Studies in the RenaissanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:October 28, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198807376

ISBN - 13:9780198807377

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Typography in sixteenth-century English dictionaries2. Claudius Hollyband: The author behind the lexicographer3. On the sources of Huloets Dictionarie (1572)4. Early polyglot word lists: Investigating their relationship5. Hadrianus Junius' Nomenclator reconsidered6. John Palsgrave as a sixteenth-century contrastive linguist7. John Palsgrave's description of French word-formation8. Peter Levins' description of word-formation (1570)ReferencesIndex