Released on 2021-09-16Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

A Sociolinguistic History of British English Lexicography

A Sociolinguistic History of British English Lexicography

Author: Heming Yong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000429480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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A Sociolinguistic History of British English Lexicography traces the evolution of British English dictionaries from their earliest roots to the end of the 20th century by adopting both sociolinguistic and lexicographical perspectives. It attempts to break out of the limits of the dictionary-ontology paradigm and set British English dictionary-making and research against a broader background of socio-cultural observations, thus relating the development of English lexicography to changes in English, accomplishments in English linguistics, social and cultural progress, and advances in science and technology. It unfolds a vivid, coherent and complete picture of how English dictionary-making develops from its archetype to the prescriptive, the historical, the descriptive and finally to the cognitive model, how it interrelates to the course of the development of a nation's culture and the historical growth of its lexicographical culture, as well as how English lexicography spreads from British English to other major regional varieties through inheritance, innovation and self-perfection. This volume will be of interest to students and academics of English lexicography, English linguistics and world English lexicography.
Released on 1933Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Newspaper Reference Methods

Newspaper Reference Methods

Author: Robert William Desmond

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816660612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Newspaper Reference Methods was first published in 1933. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
Released on 2009-01-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Author: Werner Hüllen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199553235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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In this book Werner Hüllen discusses the influence of Roget's Thesaurus abroad (Germany and the Romance countries) and examines how the Thesaurus prepared the way for the more recent idea of network semantics. He concludes by considering the role of synonymy in language from a perspective of cognitive linguistics.