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The Cambridge companion to English dictionaries, edited by Sarah Ogilvie, University of Oxford

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The Cambridge companion to English dictionaries
Title
The Cambridge companion to English dictionaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sarah Ogilvie, University of Oxford
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eng
Summary
"Dictionaries and lexicography (the art and craft of dictionary-making) have existed as long as humans have been writing. When one considers that the first dictionaries were carved into clay tablets by Sumerians over 4000 years ago, then the first monolingual English dictionary, which appeared in 1604, could be considered positively 'recent'. However, the four centuries since then present a fascinating story of evolution, innovation, devotion, plagiarism, and controversy. Dictionaries are the kinds of books that are always 'just there'. Alongside religious texts they have acquired, throughout history, a sense of sacredness and authority. There are reasons for this, and this volume traces how this became so. How did a single genre of text have the power to standardize the English language across time and region, to rival the Bible in notions of authority, and to challenge our understanding of objectivity, prescription, and description?"--
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423
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1611
LC item number
.C26 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Ogilvie, Sarah
Series statement
Cambridge companions to literature
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  • English language
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • English language
Label
The Cambridge companion to English dictionaries, edited by Sarah Ogilvie, University of Oxford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1114272951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781108428903
Lccn
2019031571
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Cambridge companion to English dictionaries, edited by Sarah Ogilvie, University of Oxford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1114272951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781108428903
Lccn
2019031571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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