Historical Dictionaries and Historical Dictionary Research

Papers from the International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology, at the University of Leicester, 2002

Author: Julie Coleman,Anne McDermott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110912600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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This volume is a collection of papers from the 1st International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology at the University of Leicester in 2002. The purpose of the conference was to bring together scholars and academics from around the world working as scholars and editors on historical dictionaries or as practising lexicographers. The papers are, accordingly, arranged in two sections, reflecting the distinction between those individuals working on the historical development of dictionaries and those considering the lexicological problems and challenges facing the lexicographer in attempting to represent as fully and justly as possible historical forms of the English language.
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The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

Author: Philip Durkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691630

Category: Lexicography

Page: 736

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.
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Middle English Dictionary

Plan and bibliography

Author: Robert E. Lewis,Mary Jane Williams

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472013104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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This new edition is a complete rewriting and reshaping of the original, with an up-to-date history of the original project and a comprehensive guide to the entries and their constituent parts.
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Perpetual Carnival

Essays on Film and Literature

Author: Colin MacCabe,Distinguished Professor of English and Film Colin Maccabe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190239131

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Page: 304

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Upholding literature and film together as academically interwoven, Perpetual Carnival underscores the everlasting coexistence of realism and modernism, eschewing the popularly accepted view that the latter is itself a rejection of the former. Mining examples from both film and literature, Colin MacCabe asserts that the relationship between film and literature springs to life a wealth of beloved modernist art, from Jean-Luc Godard's Pierre le Fou to James Joyce's Ulysses, enriched by realism's enduring legacy. The intertextuality inherent in adaptation furthers this assertion in MacCabe's inclusion of Roman Polanski's Tess, a 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's nineteenth-century realist novel, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Showcasing essays enlivened by cosmopolitan interests, theoretical insight, and strong social purpose, Perpetual Carnival supports a humanities which repudiates narrow specialization and which seeks to place the discussion of film and literature firmly in the reality of current political and ideological discussion. It argues for the writers and directors, the thinkers and critics, who have most fired the contemporary imagination.
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