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Title Historical dictionaries in their paratextual context / edited by Roderick McConchie and Jukka Tyrkkö
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P327 .H56 2018    AVAILABLE    30630020118731
Descript xii, 318 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Lexicographica. Series maior, 0175-9264 ; volume 153
Lexicographica. Series maior ; 153
Note Includes bibliographical references
Both dictionary and paratext research have emerged recently as widely-recognised research areas of intrinsic interest. This collection represents an attempt to place dictionaries within the paratextual context for the first time. This volume covers paratextual concerns, including dictionary production and use, questions concerning compilers, publishers, patrons and subscribers, and their cultural embedding generally. This book raises questions such as who compiled dictionaries and what cultural, linguistic and scientific notions drove this process. What influence did the professional interests, life experience, and social connexions of the lexicographer have? Who published dictionaries and why, and what do the forematter, backmatter, and supplements tell us? Lexicographers edited, adapted and improved earlier works, leaving copies with marginalia which illuminate working methods. Individual copies offer a history of ownership through marginalia, signatures, dates, places, and library stamps. Further questions concern how dictionaries were sold, who patronised them, subscribed to them, and how they came to various libraries
Subject Lexicography -- History
English language -- Dictionaries -- History
Lexicography. fast (OCoLC)fst00997021
17.60 lexicology and lexicography. (NL-LeOCL)077599098 nbc
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author McConchie, R. W. (Roderick W.), editor
Tyrkkö, Jukka, editor
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