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English dictionaries, 800-1700 [electronic resource] : the topical tradition / Werner Hüllen.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1999.
1 online resource (544 p.)
Middle English, 1100-1500
Early modern, 1500-1700
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
History and criticism
This book presents a learned and readable account of the topical tradition in English lexicography. It considers early glossaries, treatises for the learning of foreign languages, and didactic dialogues, and provides in-depth examinations of later, more comprehensive works. It makes an important contribution to the history of the English lexicon and English semantics, and to the study of English lexicography. It also reveals a great deal about the history of English ideas over nine. centuries. ""A rich and multifaceted book, and one which will appeal to a variety of audiences."" International
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the text; Abbreviations; A: OPENING THE TOPIC; B: THE ENGLISH TRADITION OF ONOMASIOLOGY; C: THE EUROPEAN SCENE (1400-1700); D: REFLECTIONS ON THE TOPIC; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
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English dictionaries, 800-1700 : the topical tradition / Werner Hüllen.