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Conclusion

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

The conclusion draws together trends observed in the dictionaries discussed, noting particularly the difference in perspective between British historical dictionaries and American contemporary ... More


Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Werner Hüllen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book epitomizes the history of Roget's Thesaurus as the merger of a dictionary of synonyms and a topical, i.e. non-alphabetical, dictionary. It has all the linguistic features of a text. Its ... More


Roget in the Romance World: Théodore Robertson's Translation of Roget's Thesaurus (1852) into French as Le Dictionnaire Idéologique (1859)

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Théodore Robertson's version of Roget's Thesaurus is analysed as a faithful translation into French because it fitted perfectly into the pedagogic programme of the French grammarian. However, its ... More


The Hebrew Language

J. A. Emerton

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It summarizes some developments in the study of the Hebrew language of the biblical period that have taken place since the years ... More


Word Lists: A Very Short History

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the first works of Babylonian scholarship and thus the earliest in world history: word lists. The extraordinary character of these works seems to be ignored not only by ... More


Constructing Reality

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the principles of the Babylonian word lists, how lexicography was formulated, and how it interacted with other writings. It argues that Babylonian lexicography was a scientific ... More


Babylonian Epistemology in History

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the important role of Babylonian epistemology in history. While the Babylonians shared the aims of modern philosophers, they never abandoned the primacy of the texts, and ... More


Models and rivals

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter places the Dictionary in its historical context, showing how Jamieson drew on a number of separate traditions, both in Scottish and English lexicography. It discusses earlier Scots ... More


Nation and supernation: A tale of three Europes

Geoffrey Williams and Roberta Piazza

in European Identity: What the Media Say

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 is concerned with the word Europe and its representations in the French, Italian, and British press, and starts from a lexicographical perspective. The key question is to know what the word ... More


Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Tim Lomas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037488
eISBN:
9780262344630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037488.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents an innovative new approach to the study of wellbeing, intersecting psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural scholarship. It begins by introducing a cartographic theory of ... More


Johnson's Authorities: The Professional Scholar and English Texts in Lexicography and Textual Criticism

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The fullest account of the social and political significance of Samuel Johnson's writings about language – that by John Barrell in his Equal, Wide, Survey – points to an apparent contradiction in ... More


Dictionaries

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses some of the dictionaries that were used in the Renaissance lexicography. One of these is the Catholicon, which was a large monolingual Latin dictionary that had encyclopaedic ... More


Phrases

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses one of the works of Lorenzo Valla, who was considered a genius for his critical thinking and who is consistently connected to the subject of humanist lexicography. His work is ... More


A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Werner Hüllen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In 1852, Peter Mark Roget eclipsed a rich tradition of topically based dictionaries with the publication of his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the ... More


Introduction

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I: 1567-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557097
eISBN:
9780191719875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557097.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the history of British cant and slang lexicography. It distinguishes between some of the language labels used in the book, including slang, ... More


The ARTES bilingual LSP dictionary: From collocation to higher order phraseology

Natalie Kübler and Mojca Pecman

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

Because of globalisation, the requirements for bilingual LSP dictionaries have expanded dramatically, requiring more and more information for users. This chapter deals with the theoretical and ... More


Potentials and challenges of WordNet-based pedagogical lexicography: The Transpoetika Dictionary

Toma Tasovac

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores the potential and challenges of basing pedagogical, bilingual electronic dictionaries on WordNet – a comprehensive machine-readable lexical database of the English language. It ... More


Introduction

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Roget's Thesaurus is an outstanding work of English lexicography. When it appeared in 1852, it was the first of its kind. It has been on the bookshelves of almost every educated man and woman in ... More


The Beginnings of Practical Synonymy

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that practical synonymy as a part of interpretative lexicography was used in hard-word and general dictionaries which appeared from the 17th century onwards. They are one trail ... More


The Topical Tradition in English Lexicography

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents a detailed history of the topical tradition in English and Continental lexicography. It includes a conspectus of John Wilkins's ‘Tables’, that is, the semantic part of his ... More


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