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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

 

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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers


by Roderick McConchie (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780754656920

 

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Laying the foundations for the first monolingual dictionaries of English, this title shows that the sixteenth century in English lexicography forms a bridge between the glossarial compilations which had slowly evolved during the Middle Ages, and the more recognisably modern dictionary incorporating synonymy, illustrative, and citations.


Laying the foundations for the first monolingual dictionaries of English, the sixteenth century in English lexicography is here shown to form a bridge between the glossarial compilations which had slowly evolved during the Middle Ages, and the more recognisably modern dictionary incorporating synonymy, illustrative citations and other standard features. The articles collected here treat general lexicography and dictionaries in this period, their uses, and the state of research in this field. The volume also covers a fascinating and diverse collection of lexicographers, from the well known - John Palsgrave, Thomas Cooper, Thomas Elyot and John Florio - to those about whom next to nothing is known - Richard Howlet, John Baret and Peter Levens.


 

ISBN 754656926
ISBN13 9780754656920
Publisher Ashgate Publishing Limited
Format Hardback
Publication date 16/07/2012
Pages 470
Weight (grammes) 751.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 244
Width (mm) 169

Introduction
Part I General: Narrative and persuasion in early modern dictionaries and phrasebooks, John Considine
'Dumb significants' and early modern English definition, Ian Lancashire
Doctors and dictionaries in 16th-century England, Roderick McConchie
English specialized lexicography in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Noel Edward Osselton
Bilingual dictionaries in Shakespeare's day, D.T. Starnes
The emerging role of English in the dictionaries of renaissance Europe, Gabriele Stein
A footnote in the inkhorn controversy, James Sledd
Language helps for the Elizabethan tradesman, Louis B. Wright.
Part II Latin-English: Definitions and first person pronoun reference in Thomas Elyot's dictionary, Gabriele Stein
The English of the Nomenclator, William A. Craigie
A note on 16th-century vernacular English, Don Cameron Allen
Thomas Thomas makes a dictionary, Allan Stevenson.
Part III English-Latin: Richard Huloet as a recorder of the English lexicon, Gabriele Stein
Women and their world in Withal's Dictionary of 1553, Werner Hullen
A note on the use of Renaissance dictionaries, James Sledd
John Baret's 'diligent bees', H. Rocke Robertson and Philip M. Teigen
Peter Levins' lexicographic approach, Roberta Facchinetti
The 'hard words' of Levins' dictionary, Maurizio Gotti.
Part IV Familiar Vernacular: Law and early modern English lexicons, Ian Lancashire
Bilingual lexicography in the Renaissance: Palsgrave's English-French lexicon (1530), Douglas A. Kibbee
William Thomas: a forgotten clerk of the Privy Council, E.R. Adair
Claudius Hollyband and the earliest French-English dictionaries, Mark Eccles
Negotiating Florio's A Worlde of Wordes, David O. Frantz.
Part V Unfamiliar Vernacular: The earliest of Russian Lapp words, John Abercromby
Thomas Harriot (1560-1621) and the origins of Algonkian linguistics, Vivian Salmon
Mark Ridley (1560-1624): an Elizabethan Slavist, Gerald Stone
Russian medical terminology in Mark Ridley's dictionary, Vera Federovna Konnova
The achievement of William Salesbury, Glanmor Williams
Name index.